Warning Urethane Foam Is Flammable!!!
LAGUNA HILLS/ORANGECO/CALIF, CALIFORNIA --
10/10/07 = WE HAVE BEEN IGNORED BY THE MERCHANTS, DESPITE OUR CERTIFIFIED/RETURN RECEIPT LETTER TO THE MERCHANTS, TO PRESENT US WITH THE CONDITIONS, IN WRITING, FOR SETTLEMENT OF THE DISPUTE. TODAY WE NOTIFIED THE MERCHANTS THAT THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY HAD CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION & REVERSED THE CHARGE!!! AND, WE AGAIN REPEATED OUR REQUEST THAT THE MERCHANTS COME & PICK UP THE COUCH!!!
TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT WE GO=
WE HAVE FILED A SMALL CLAIMS ACTION AGAINST THE VENDORS LISTED BELOW=CALENDARED BY COURT FOR 11/8/07 @ 8:30AM, Dept S 8, Superior Court of California, County of Orange, Harbor Justice Center, Laguna Hills Facility=
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR AS A WITNESS, AS TO THE BUSINESS CONDUCT OF THESE VENDORS, PLS CONTACT RON LACKEY, Dana Pt, @ 949-388-2870
Re: Robert Michael, Ltd + Leggett & Platt + Lewis Industries, Inc = Linder's Furniture
These are all responsible for our lack of satisfaction to date =
Initially our dissatisfaction concerned the lack of comfort of the pullout mattress in the couch that we purchased for $3072.96.
We subsequently discovered that we were NOT VERBALLY INFORMED about the following WARNING, either before/during/after purchase of a couch/pullout bed--a federal flammability standard, 16CFR Part 1633 which became effective 7-1-07 =
"WARNING URETHANE FOAM IS FLAMMABLE--DO NOT EXPOSE URETHANE FOAMS TO OPEN FLAMES OR ANY OTHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT HIGH TEMPERATURE IGNITION SOURCES SUCH AS BURNING OPERATIONS, WELDING, BURNING CIGARETTES, SPACE HEATERS OR NAKED LIGHTS.
ONCE IGNITED, URETHANE FOAMS WILL BURN RAPIDLY, RELEASING GREAT HEAT AND CONSUMING OXYGEN AT A HIGH RATE. IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE THE RESULTING DEFICIENCY OF OXYGEN WILL PRESENT A DANGER OF SUFFOCATION TO THE OCCUPANTS. HAZARDOUS GASES RELEASED BY THE BURNING FOAM CAN BE INCAPACITATING OR FATAL TO HUMAN BEINGS IF INHALED IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES."
We discovered the WARNING as we were unpacking the mattress on 8-10-07. We have been continually contacting Linder's Furniture re this matter! Linder's neither warned us VERBALLY before, during, or after the purchase re this hazard.
Mattresses sold in the State of California have been subject to TB 603, an open flame test standard, effective January 1, 2005. The new Federal Standard 16CFR1633 is reported to closely resemble the requirements set forth in TB 603.
As of this writing on 9-22-07, Linder's Furniture is NOT AGREEING to our request to remove the furniture from our home & rebate the money we paid for the furniture. The furniture was delivered on 8-10-07 and our request for the return/rebate was on 8-13-07.
We are continuing to file complaints with ALL appropriate agencies.
We have filed Court action against Linder's Furniture, plus the manufacturers & intermediaries--Robert Michael Ltd & Lewis Industries & Leggett & Platt--with Court date set on 11/8/07 @ 8:30--in order to protect our home as well as to secure a comfortable couch/mattress!
Join us as a WITNESS giving testimony as to the business conduct of these vendors!