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"Recall Alerts"

03-03-2006

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Big Lots Stores Inc. Recall Tea Light Candles for Fire Hazard


(1) BIG LOTS STORES INC. RECALL TEA LIGHT CANDLES FOR 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: Harvest Brand Tea Light Candles

Units: About 233,000 sets

Importer/Distributor: Big Lots Stores Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled candles can burn with a high flame and melt the plastic holders. This poses a fire and a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots and CPSC have received four reports of incidents, three involve minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled red tea light candles are apple scented and have the brand name “Harvest” on the front packaging. Item number A5023 is written on the bottom of the packaging. The candles were sold in sets of six candles per package. The tea light candles measure 1½-inches wide by ¾-inch high. Each of the candles comes in a plastic holder.

Sold at: Big Lots stores exclusively nationwide from July 2005 through October 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tea light candles immediately and return them to the nearest Big Lots store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Lots at (866) 244-5687 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Big Lot’s Web site at www.biglots.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.

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