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"Recall Alerts"

01-11-2012

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NHTSA recalls FORD/ESCAPE
  2. (2) Demdaco Recalls Carruth Candleholder Collection Tea Light Candles Due to Fire Hazard


(1) NHTSA RECALLS FORD/ESCAPE

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / ESCAPE 2001-2002

Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V005000

NHTSA Action Number: EA10002

Component: SERVICE BRAKES HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 244,530

Summary: FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2002 ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 22, 1999, THROUGH JULY 19, 2002, EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP THAT COULD LEAK BRAKE FLUID. IF BRAKE FLUID LEAKS FROM THE CAP, IT COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.

Consequence: CORROSION CAN DEVELOP IN THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR LEADING TO MELTING, SMOKE OR A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP AND THE ABS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WILL BE MODIFIED. FORD EXPECTS TO NOTIFY OWNERS STARTING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2012. DUE TO A PARTS DELAY, HOWEVER, THE REMEDY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME. IF PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, FORD WILL INSTRUCT OWNERS TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN IS RELATED TO 07V-156.

Notes: FORD'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 11S24. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV

To see this recall, please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=12V005000&summary=true&PrintVersion=YES


(2) (2) DEMDACO RECALLS CARRUTH CANDLEHOLDER COLLECTION TEA LIGHT CANDLES DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets

Units: About 5,480

Importer: DD Traders Inc. d/b/a Demdaco, of Leawood, Kan.

Manufacturer: Tien Chi Art Co Ltd. of Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China

Hazard: The tea light can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one fire that resulted in minor property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

Description: The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall: Butterfly, 17708; Smile, 17709; Sun, 17710; Roots of Love, 17711; Sunflower, 17712; Hummingbird, 17713; Bunny, 17714; Friendship, 17715.

Photo Model Name Stock Number
Butterfly 17708

Smile 17709
Sun 17710
Roots of Love 17711
Sunflower 17712
Hummingbird 17713
Bunny 17714
Friendship17715

Sold by: Home decorating and gift stores nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tea light candle and contact Demdaco for a free replacement tea light.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Demdaco toll-free at (888) 336-3226 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.demdaco.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12084.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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