Monday, December 12, 2011
Federal Judge Grants Permanent Injunction Against Brooklyn Sleep Products
This news from the CPSC:
A federal judge granted a default judgment a and permanent injunction ordering Brooklyn Sleep Products Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y., and its president Francisco Chavez, to stop manufacturing, importing, renovating and selling mattresses until they provide evidence that their mattresses comply with federal flammability laws.
Additionally, United States District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf of the Eastern District of New York ordered Brooklyn Sleep Products and Chavez to recall all mattresses, mattress sets or mattress pads sold to consumers that failed federal flammability tests. If the firm fails to comply with the judge's order, it can face fines of $1,000 per day.
In 2008, CPSC conducted inspections and collected mattress samples at Brooklyn Sleep Products' facility in Brooklyn, N.Y., and at retail stores selling the firm's mattresses in Fall River, Mass., and Providence, R.I. CPSC collected a non-compliant mattress made by Brooklyn Sleep products at a Newark N.J. store in 2010. The mattresses failed flammability tests conducted by CPSC for open flames.
Find the Judge's Order here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12039.pdf