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"Recall Alerts"

01-20-2003

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 Brooklyn Lollipop Announces Recall of Electric Fans
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Inc. Announces Recall of Subwoofers


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND BROOKLYN LOLLIPOP ANNOUNCES RECALL OF ELECTRIC FANS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Brooklyn Lollipop Imports & Exports, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, are voluntarily recalling about 22,000 electric fans. These electric fans have undersized wiring, use a power plug that is not polarized, have an improperly sized grill, and overheat, all of which could cause electrocution, electric shock, fire, and finger entrapment hazards to consumers.

The recalled electric fans, which have the brand name "Lollipop" printed on the fan blade cover, have model numbers V1185, V1186, V1865 and V1783, which can be found on the motor housing. The V1185, V1186, and V1865 models have labels that read, "Hi Velocity Lollipop Air Circular." The three-speed, four-position fans are either floor mounted or table top units. The model V1783 has a clip-on base. These fans were manufactured in China.

Consumers can return the fans to the firm for a full refund, by mailing the unit to: 7 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11206. For more information, call Brooklyn Lollipop collect at (718) 388-9526 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 03-064, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03064.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND MADRIGAL AUDIO LABORATORIES, INC. ANNOUNCES RECALL OF SUBWOOFERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Inc., of Middletown, Conn., are voluntarily recalling about 1,300 subwoofer speakers. A screw inside of the subwoofer can cause a high voltage short, which could cause a severe injury to consumers through an electric shock.

The recalled Revel B-15 subwoofers have an outer cabinet with a black or gray speaker grill on the front and are about 20 inches in width, height, and depth. The brand name "Revel" is printed on the bottom left of the rear panel and "PERFORMA B15 SUBWOOFER" is printed on the bottom right. The 1000W subwoofers were made in the United States.

Consumers should contact the dealer from whom the subwoofer was purchased or Madrigal at (800) 424-8043 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday to receive a free repair and new computer software. Consumers also can visit the company's website at www.revelspeakers.com

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 03-062, (301) 504-0580 ext: 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03062.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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