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"Recall Alerts"

02-07-2012

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Designs Direct Recalls Rooster-Themed Lamps Sold Exclusively at Fred's Inc. Due to Risks of Shock and Fire


(1) DESIGNS DIRECT RECALLS ROOSTER-THEMED LAMPS SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT FRED'S INC. DUE TO RISKS OF SHOCK AND FIRE

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: Living Traditions 21-inch Rooster Lamps

Units: About 2,000

Importer: Designs Direct, of Covington, Ky.

Hazard: The electrical cord can fray near the base of the lamp, posing a fire or shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Living Traditions 21-inch rooster-themed lamps. The brown polyresin lamps have an off-white shade and a carved 9-inch rooster affixed to the base. A label on the underside of the base reads "Distributed By Fred's Inc" and "SKU 61589."

Sold exclusively at: Fred's Inc. stores nationwide between October 2011 and November 2011 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Designs Direct for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Designs Direct toll-free at (888) 770-7062 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.regcen.com/roosterlamp

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12105.html



Picture of recalled rooster-themed lamp

Picture of recalled lamp's label

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.

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