Have you ever wondered what would happen if a manufacturer dared to thumb its nose at the CPSC and a Federal judge and ignore a recall order?
Well, you don't need to wonder anymore.
Just last month, a Federal judge in New York issued a permanent injunction ordering Brooklyn Sleep Products Inc. 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.
Here's the real kicker:
If the firm fails to comply with the judge's order, it may be subject to penalties of $1,000 per day.
If you were wondering why the CPSC is making such a big deal about this manufacturer's admitted failure to test their mattresses for compliance with the Federal flammability requirements, consider the following:
According to the CPSC, nearly 1,000 people died in accidents that were associated with mattress fires over a 3-year period, from 2006 to 2008. Therefore, the CPSC enacted these flammability requirements, whose purpose is to slow the spread of a mattress fire, and thereby afford consumers more time to reach safety.