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"Recall Alerts"

01-19-2004

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 Mr. Christmas, Inc. Announce Recall of Christmas Candleholders
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lang Candles Announce Recall of Thematic Candles


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND MR. CHRISTMAS, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CHRISTMAS CANDLEHOLDERS

Name of product: CROWNZZ™ Candleholders.

Manufacturer/Importer: Mr. Christmas Inc., of New York, New York.

Hazard: The candleholders do not allow for the safe burning of a candle, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Description: The Christmas-themed candleholders were sold in various shapes and sizes, and include the following model names and numbers: Snowman (79911), Scarecrow (79914), Santa (79917), Swan (79912), Angel (79913), Rose (79915), Girl (79918) and Kneeling Angel (79916). The model number is located on UPC label on the outside of the packaging.

Remedy: Return the candleholders to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Mr. Christmas Inc. at (800) 467-9627 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC release number is 04-059. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04059.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND LANG CANDLES ANNOUNCE RECALL OF THEMATIC CANDLES

Name of product: Thematic Candles

Manufacturer: Lang Candles, of Delafield, Wisconsin.

Hazard: Resin in the candleholder can ignite, posing a serious burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Description: The recalled resin-encased candles came in 57 different models and themes, including a birdhouse design, watering can, flowerpot, and Halloween and Christmas designs. Generally, the candles measured between 1 ½ to 4 inches in height and 2 ½ to 3 inches in width. The multi-colored candles also had various fragrances, such as vanilla, eucalyptus, lavender, and butter pecan. Most of the units were filled with wax or had a metal wax-filled cup that was inserted inside the unit. On the bottom of all of the candles is a label that reads, “LANG CANDLES, LTD. 800.260.8297 www.lang.com MADE IN CHINA.”

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and contact Lang Candles to receive a refund for each candle.

Consumer Contact: Call Lang Candles at (888) 526-4011 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday or log on to www.lang.com to view pictures of all of the recalled models and to receive instructions on obtaining a refund.

The CPSC release number is 04-061. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04061.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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