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"Recall Alerts"

02-09-2004

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 Dorcy International, Inc. Announce Recall of Lithium Batteries;
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Candles
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Progress Lighting Announce Recall of Fluorescent Light Fixtures


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DORCY INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF LITHIUM BATTERIES;

Name of product: Fuji Power and A&T Fuji Power CR123A 3-volt lithium batteries originally provided with the Dorcy Spyder Tactical Xenon Light (Product 41-4200), also sold in packages of two flashlights under the name Dorcy Xenon Tactical Light. The same batteries – sold in another manufacturer’s flashlight – were recalled in an earlier CPSC announcement: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03195.html

Manufacturer: Dorcy International Inc. of Columbus, Ohio.

Hazard: The batteries may overheat, leak, or rupture, presenting a potential for fire and injury.

Description: Each of the 3-volt lithium batteries has a white label with the words "Fuji Power" or "A&T Fuji Power CR123A." The batteries were provided separately in pairs in packaging with the flashlights.

Remedy: Call Dorcy International Inc. toll-free at (800) 837-8558 to receive free replacement batteries for each pair of batteries originally provided with the Spyder

Tactical Xenon Light or the Xenon Tactical Light. Consumers also can return the flashlights to the store for a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Call Dorcy International Inc. toll-free at (800) 837- 8558 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Dorcy’s web site is www.dorcy.com.

The CPSC release number is 04-075. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04075.html







(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CANDLES

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. of Chesapeake, Virginia recall candles.

Name of product: Luminessence™ T-Lite Candles with Glass Holder.

Manufacturer/Importer: Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., of Chesapeake, Virginia.

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

Description: The recalled candles were sold in packages containing eight tea light candles and one glass holder in the shape of a flower. The 1-inch tall candles were available in either gold or silver. A label affixed to the top of the package containing the recalled candles reads "Luminessence™ candles, 8 T-Lite Candles with Glass Holder, NET WT 3.2 oz (EACH 10G)." The label affixed to the bottom of the package reads, "DOLLAR TREE DIST., CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320, MADE IN CHINA."

Remedy: Dollar Tree is offering a refund for each returned candle set.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company Web site at www.dollartree.com

The CPSC release number is 04-081. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04081.html


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND PROGRESS LIGHTING ANNOUNCE RECALL OF FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURES

Name of product: Fluorescent Light Bathroom Fixtures.

Manufacturer: Progress Lighting, of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Hazard: The lamp holders on the fluorescent lights can overheat, causing the fixture to melt or burn, presenting a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves linear light fixtures intended for use in bathrooms. The fixtures were sold in 2-, 3- and 4-foot lengths with a ribbed, plastic lens covering the fluorescent tube. The Progress Lighting catalog numbers are 717430-EBO, 717330-EBO and 717230-EBO. Catalog numbers and manufacturing dates can be found on the UL label located under the plastic lens. Fixtures included in this recall were manufactured from January 1998 through February 2003.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Progress Lighting for instructions on receiving a free replacement fixture.

Consumer Contact: Call Progress Lighting toll-free at (800) 447-0573 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.progresslighting.com

The CPSC release number is 04-082. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04082.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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