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"Recall Alerts"

01-02-2002

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Walgreen Company Announce Recall of Candele Glitter Candles
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dillard's Inc. Announce Recall of Pine Tree Candles
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Flora-Life Company Announce Recall of Christmas Light Sets
  4. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LTD Commodities, Inc. Announce Recall of Snowman Holiday Porcelain Lanterns


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WALGREEN COMPANY ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CANDELE GLITTER CANDLES

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Walgreen Company, of Deerfield, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling about 50,500 Candele glitter candles. The glitter on the candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

The pillar candles were sold in two sizes, three-inches high and six-inches high. The candles are coated with glitter and come in three colors - red, green and gold. The recalled candles have one of the following item numbers printed on a label affixed to the bottom of the candle: 642413, 642423, 642424, 642409, 642410, and 642411.

Consumers can contact Walgreens for a refund. For more information, consumers should contact Walgreens toll-free at (866) 241-0105 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.walgreens.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris. The release number is 02-074, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02074.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DILLARD'S INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF PINE TREE CANDLES

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dillard's, Inc., of Little Rock, Arkansas, is voluntarily recalling about 12,000 Pine Tree Candles. The candles can collapse, causing the flame to spread and ignite decorative glitter and paint, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

The Pine Tree Candles come in the shape of pine trees, and come in two sizes, tall and short. The tall candle is approximately 9 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide, and the short candle is approximately 8 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide. A label on the side of both candles reads "Noble Excellence." There is also a sticker on the bottom of the tall candle that reads "127CD109," and a sticker on the bottom of the short candle that reads "127CD108."

Consumers can return the candles to any Dillard's store for a full refund. For more information, call Dillard's at (800) 235-9660 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.dillards.com for more information.

The CPSC point of contact is Kim Dulic. The release number is 02-075, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02075.html.


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FLORA-LIFE COMPANY ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT SETS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Flora-Lite Co., of Clearwater, Florida, is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 strings of Christmas lights. The lights' wires can be easily pulled out of the plugs and light sockets. The lights could pose electrocution and electric shock hazards to consumers and could pose a fire hazard.

The "Rice Lights" are 22-feet long with 140 non-replaceable miniature lights on each string. They have multicolor bulbs with green wire, clear bulbs with white wire, or clear bulbs with green wire. The fused plug reads "TING SHEN," and "TS-20." The lights have a push-button control box that allows for eight different lighting effects, including "CHASING FLASH," SLOW FADE" and STEADY ON." There is no mark of an independent testing laboratory. The packaging is a green box that included the writing, "Rice Lights," "Flora-Lite Co., Clearwater, FL" and "Made in China.".

Consumers can return the lights to the store where they were purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Flora-Lite Company at (800) 411-7381 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Kim Dulic. The release number is 02-076, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02076.html.


(4) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND LTD COMMODITIES, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF SNOWMAN HOLIDAY PORCELAIN LANTERNS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and LTD Commodities Inc., of Bannockburn, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling about 33,000 Snowman Holiday Porcelain Lanterns.These snowman lanterns can crack or catch fire due to excessive heat from the tealight candles, which poses a risk of injury to consumers.

The recalled Holiday Porcelain Votive Lanterns are shaped like a snowman and have a white body; brown, tree-limb-like arms; an orange nose; and a black hat. A votive tealight candle illuminates the snowman from inside, which can be seen through holes in the body, the face, and hat. The lanterns have a product code number of HVO-MAN 102723-01, and have a label on the bottom of the snowman that reads in part, "WARNING: This item becomes extremely hot during use" and "MADE IN CHINA."

Consumers can contact LTD Commodities toll-free at (866) 736-3654 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday for information about returning the product for a full refund.

The CPSC point of contact is Kim Dulic. The release number is 02-077, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02077.html.

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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