A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
In a combined effort, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commisison and J.C. Penney are recalling a specific shag rug.
The "Alyssa" shag rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could catch on fire, posing a fire and burn risk to consumers.
“Alyssa” shag rugs in 2’ x 3’ oval, 4’ x 6’ oval, 5’ x 8’ oval, 8’ x 11’ oval, 8’ round, and a 2’ x 6’ rectangular runner are recalled.
They were available in four color patterns: red/natural/brown, chocolate/olive/natural, gold/rust/natural, and blue/rust/green/natural.
The rugs were available for purchase through the J.C. Penney catalog and web site from June through August. They cost between $30 and $300.
Return the rugs to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.