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"Recall Alerts"

03-07-2008

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. LDR Industries Recalls Gas Connectors Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards


(1) LDR INDUSTRIES RECALLS GAS CONNECTORS DUE TO FIRE AND EXPLOSION 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: LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors

Units: About 50,000

Importer: LDR Industries Inc., of Chicago, Ill.

Manufacturer: Sai lin Ke, of Beijing, China

Hazard: The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a fire and explosion hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored. The following connectors are included in this recall. The UPC code and “LDR 1200 Series Gas Connector” are printed on the product’s packaging.

Recalled Gas Connectors
Length UPC Code
12 inches 019442405489
16 inches 019442019464
22 inches 019442018917
30 inches 019442405496
34 inches 019442018900
46 inches 019442018894
60 inches 019442400224
72 inches 019442405731

Sold at: Hardware stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $7 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the appliance with the recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LDR at (800) 545-5230 ext. 2345 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ldrind.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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