Tristar Products is recalling about 1.4 million Aqua Rug shower rugs in the United States and 70,000 in Canada.
The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Tristar has received 60 reports of consumers falling in the shower or bathtub while on the recalled rugs, including 30 reports of injuries such as bruises, cuts, and fractured bones.
This recall involves Aqua Rugs with four plastic suction cups. The rugs are used to provide a slip-resistant surface in a shower or bathtub. The rugs were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes: 29.5 inches by 17.25 inches for use in the bathtub, and 21.75 inches by 19.75 inches for use in a shower stall.
The rugs have a plastic border and four plastic suction cups, one on the underside of each corner of the rug. “Aqua Rug” and “As Seen On TV” are printed on the front of the cardboard packaging.
The recalled Aqua Rugs were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar General, and other retail stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and BuyAquaRug.com, by Tristar through direct response television commercials, and through a live television show on QVC. Sold from July 2012 to September 2015, the cost was between $18 and $28.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower rugs and contact Tristar for instructions on how to dispose of the rugs and to obtain a free replacement rug, the commission and company advise.
For more information, call Tristar Products at 888-770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.tristarproductsinc.com and click on “Aqua Rug Recall.”
For information on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.