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"Recall Alerts"

02-14-2005

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 Polk Audio, Inc. Announce Recall of LSiW Powered Subwoofer
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Horn Sing Ind. Company Ltd. Announce Recall of Decorative Candleholders


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND POLK AUDIO, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF LSIW POWERED SUBWOOFER

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polk Audio Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland announce the recall of LSiW Powered Subwoofer.

Hazard: Electrical components in the subwoofer can overheat and fail, resulting in electrical arcing and smoke.

Description: This recall includes Polk Audio model LSiW subwoofers with part numbers AM8080-A (Ebony enclosure) and AM8083-A (Cherry enclosure). Affected subwoofers have a serial number from AM808000100 to AM808000597 for the Ebony enclosure and AM808300100 to AM808300599 for the Cherry enclosure. The serial number can be found on the bottom, back edge of the subwoofer. The subwoofer measures 16 ĺ-inches high by 16 7/8-inches wide by 19 3/8-inches deep, and weighs about 81 pounds.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled subwoofer, unplug it, and call Polk Audioís Customer Service department for instructions on obtaining a replacement subwoofer or a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Polk Audio, Inc. at (800) 377-7655 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday

The CPSC release number is 05-533. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05533.html





(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND HORN SING IND. COMPANY LTD. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF DECORATIVE CANDLEHOLDERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Horn Sing Ind. Company Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan announce the recall of Decorative Candleholder

Hazard: The hook or handle of the candleholder can overheat and break, causing the lit candle to fall out and pose a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves moon, dolphin and fish themed candleholders. The decorative candleholders are about 9-inches tall with a metal bucket that sits suspended from a hook. A votive candle sits inside the bucket.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candleholder immediately and return it to the nearest Deb Shops retail store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Deb Shops Inc. at (800) 332-7467 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firmís Web site at www.debshops.com/recall/candleholder

The CPSC release number is 05-098. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05098.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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