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"Recall Alerts"

02-15-2008

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Recalled By Soft Air USA Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
  2. Christmas Tree Shops Recalls Tea Light Candles Due to Fire Hazard
  3. Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires
  4. Campbell Hausfeld Recalls Air Compressors Following Fires


(1) REMOTE-CONTROLLED HELICOPTER TOYS RECALLED BY SOFT AIR USA DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

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.

Name of Product: Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys

Units: About 30,000

Importer: Soft Air USA Inc., of Grapevine, Texas

Hazard: The rechargeable battery contained inside the helicopter can catch fire during charging, igniting the helicopter and nearby combustible materials. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Soft Air USA has received six reports of helicopters igniting, including one minor injury.

Description: This recall involves the remote-controlled helicopter toy “Fun2Fly Microcopter” with item number 91001. The helicopter comes with a transmitter that controls and recharges the helicopter. The helicopter is made of foam and plastic and measures about 6 ½ inches by 2 ½ inches. The transmitter measures about 4 1/2 inches by 5 inches. “Fun2Fly” and “Microcopter” are printed on the packaging. The item number is printed above the UPC label.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and other retailers nationwide from May 2007 through December 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toy helicopter and return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Soft Air USA collect at (817) 210-4181 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at Bhook@softairusa.com


(2) CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPS RECALLS TEA LIGHT CANDLES DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

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.

Name of Product: "Embers" Tea Light Candles

Units: About 146,000

Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops Inc., of South Yarmouth, Mass.

Hazard: The tea light candles have a clear, plastic shell that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports of the plastic shells of the tea light candles igniting or melting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled tea light candles were sold in the colors and quantities listed below. The individual candles are 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 5/8 inches high. The recall includes the following models:

Model NameUPC
Embers Multi-colored Spring Tea Lights (50-count package)13826864
Embers Red/Green/White Tea Lights (50-count package)14508462
Embers White Daydream Tea Lights (8-count package)13838218
Embers Celebrate White Tea Lights (8-count package)14327056
Embers Daydream Tea Lights (8-count package)14326998
Embers Vanilla Tea Lights (8-count package)14327100

The model name, UPC and country of manufacture are printed on a label located on the product’s packaging.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops retail locations in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions from January 2004 through November 2007 for between $1 and $5.

Manufactured in: China and Hong Kong. Embers Tea Light Candles manufactured elsewhere are not subject to this recall.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.christmastreeshops.com


(3) CAMPBELL HAUSFELD RECALLS AIR COMPRESSORS FOLLOWING FIRES

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.

Name of Product: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

Units: About 233,000

Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor’s motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors:

CapacityModel NumbersSerial Numbers
8-15 gallonHL410100, HL421000
HL421500, HL431500
The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code
from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)
4 gallonHL5402Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a date code
from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107)

The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com


(4) CAMPBELL HAUSFELD RECALLS AIR COMPRESSORS FOLLOWING FIRES

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.

Name of Product: Campbell Hausfeld and Husky Air Compressors

Units: About 233,000

Importer: Campbell Hausfeld, of Harrison, Ohio

Hazard: Protective covers on the compressor’s motor are not made from proper flame retardant material and can ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following Campbell Hausfeld and Husky brand air compressors:

CapacityModel NumbersSerial Numbers
8-15 gallonHL410100, HL421000
HL421500, HL431500
The first four digits of the serial number indicate a date code
from July 2005 (0705) through March 2007 (0307)
4 gallonHL5402Have a prefix of HY, KB, or HU followed by a date code
from November 2006 (1106) through November 2007 (1107)

The model and serial number are located on the back of the tank.

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for between $170 and $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air compressor immediately and contact Campbell Hausfeld for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Campbell Hausfeld at (800) 241-0448 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.chpower.com

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.

Please direct comments, suggestions, stories, and other items to the author by e-mail at palynch@cozen.com

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