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"Recall Alerts"

01-12-2004

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 Crate and Barrel Announce Recall of Hanukkah Menorah
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Royal United Corporation Announce Recall of Durex Procraft Outdoor Extension Cords
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wal-Mart Announce Recall of Candles “Painted Snowman.”


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND CRATE AND BARREL ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HANUKKAH MENORAH

Manufacturer/Importer: Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Illinois.

Name of product: Crate and Barrel “Hanukkah Menorah”

Hazard: The acrylic base of the Hanukkah menorah can ignite if the candles are allowed to burn completely, creating a fire hazard. Description: The Crate and Barrel “Hanukkah Menorah” has a clear acrylic base with brass candle cups. The menorah accommodates nine standard menorah candles. Its SKU number is 589-055.

Sold at: Crate and Barrel stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from October 2003 through December 18, 2003 for about $25.

Remedy: Do not ignite any candles in this “Hanukkah Menorah.” Stop using the menorah immediately and return to the store for a full refund. You may mail the menorah to Crate and Barrel and receive a refund check.

Consumer Contact: Call Crate and Barrel toll-free at (800) 323-5461 anytime, or visit their Web site at www.crateandbarrel.com

The CPSC release number is 04-055. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04055.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND ROYAL UNITED CORPORATION ANNOUNCE RECALL OF DUREX PROCRAFT OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS

Manufacturer/Importer: Royal United Corp., of North Bergen, New Jersey.

Distributor: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Name of product: Durex Procraft Outdoor Extension Cords.

Hazard: Use of these extension cords could result in an electric shock or electrocution to consumers.

Description: These are 25-foot Durex Procraft outdoor extension cords. These green cords are sold in blue and black packaging. An Underwriters Laboratories’ label is attached to the cord showing code “E-174825.” The item UPC number is 0 74972 01025 1, and is located on the back of the package in the lower right-hand corner.

Sold at: Family Dollar Stores nationwide from June 2003 through November 2003 for $3.

Remedy: Return the recalled cords to any Family Dollar Store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Royal United Corp. toll-free at (800) 682-0097 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC release number is 04-056. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04056.html


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WAL-MART ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CANDLES “PAINTED SNOWMAN.”

CPSC and Wal-Mart announced the recall of similar Home Trends Ice Holiday Collection Candle gift sets Snow House Candle, Snowman Candle, and Snowflake Candle on December 12, 2003.

Importer: Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Manufacturer: Qingdao Kingking Applied Chemistry Co., Ltd., China

Name of product: Home Trends Natural Holiday Collection Candle gift set: “Painted Snowman.”

Hazard: Paint on the exterior surface of the candles could potentially sustain flame posing a potential fire hazard.

Description: Each Home Trends Natural Holiday Collection Candle gift set contains three candles with a scene painted on the exterior. The “Painted Snowman” gift set includes three candles, a display plate, pine sprigs, and golden berries. The “Painted Snowman” gift set is model CAD2525193 and has UPC number 069302970040. Three similar Home Trend Ice Holiday Collection Candle gift sets were previously recalled.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the candle gift set to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Karen Burk at (479) 273-4314.

The CPSC release number is 04-057. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04057.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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