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"Recall Alerts"

02-17-2003

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 Young’s J.K., Inc. Announce Recall of Novelty Cigarette Lighters
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Announce Recall of Skil® Warrior Drill Battery Chargers
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fireworks of Alabama Announce Recall of Bamboo-Stick Sparklers


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND YOUNG’S J.K., INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF NOVELTY CIGARETTE LIGHTERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Young's J.K. Inc., of Portland, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling about 500 novelty cigarette lighters. These lighters do not have child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young children can ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards. The refillable, dolphin-shaped cigarette lighters are butane gas-fueled and made of metal. There are three models involved in this recall. One of the lighters features a dolphin with a large ball and is labeled "1988.8 Young's Wholes 14.9." Another lighter features a single dolphin and is labeled "00005011 $14.00 EA." The last model features two dolphins and a ball, and has no label.

For more information, consumers can contact Young's J.K. collect at (503) 998-9801 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Ken Giles, release number 03-081, (301) 504-7052. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03081.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF SKIL® WARRIOR DRILL BATTERY CHARGERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Chicago, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling about 2 million Skil® Warrior drill battery chargers. The transformer inside the charger can overheat. If this occurs, the charger housing can melt and deform, possibly igniting flammable materials near or on the charger.

These chargers were sold with or as accessories for Skil Warrior drills. The drills are black with red trim. Red lettering on the drills reads, "SKIL." The chargers have their volt size written in red lettering. The recall includes 9.6 volt, 12 volt, 14.4 volt and 18 volt chargers. The chargers were included with tool model numbers 2375, 2380, 2475, 2480, 2482, 2580, 2582 and 2882. Chargers also were sold separately with model numbers 92950, 92970, 92980 and 92990 with part number 2610995852. The model and part numbers are written on labels found on the back of the plug or on the side of the chargers.

For more information, consumers should contact Robert Bosch Tool Corp. at (800) 661-5398 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time any day.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 03-082, (301) 504-0580 ext: 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03082.html


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FIREWORKS OF ALABAMA ANNOUNCE RECALL OF BAMBOO-STICK SPARKLERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fireworks of Alabama is voluntarily recalling about 72,000 boxes of bamboo stick sparklers. The sparklers' bamboo-stick handles can catch fire, burn and disintegrate and emit burning fragments during use. These sparklers present a fire hazard and a risk of burn injury.

The recalled sparklers are packaged in a multicolored cardboard box and sold with six sparklers per box. The sparklers measure about 7- inches long. Labels on the packaging read in part "Bamboo Stick Color Sparklers," "6 PIECES," and "MADE IN CHINA." Only bamboo sparklers with "LB-N011-7" printed on the packaging are included in the recall.

For more information, consumers can contact Fireworks of Alabama, Inc. at (800) 289-5569 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 03-083, (301) 504-0580 ext: 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03083.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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