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"Recall Alerts"

03-11-2002

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 Longwell Electronics Announce Recall of HP Inkjet Printers
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hunter Fan Company Announce Recall of Humidifiers


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND LONGWELL ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HP INKJET PRINTERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Longwell Electronics, of Brea, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million-power cord sets sold with inkjet printers from Hewlett-Packard Company. The connector can break, exposing electrical contacts and posing a shock hazard to consumers.

The gray, two-wire power cord sets with a LS-7C connector were sold with the following HP printers: HP DeskJet 800 series and 900 series, HP Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series, and 1300 series inkjet printers. The name "Longwell" is molded on the plug between the blades.

For more information, consumers can contact HP at (877) 917-4378 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.hp.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson. The release number is 02-115, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02115.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND HUNTER FAN COMPANY ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HUMIDIFIERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hunter Fan Co., of Memphis, Tennessee, is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 humidifiers. The motors in these humidifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

MODEL
SIZE
DATE CODE
DESCRIPTION
32500 CareFree 5 Gallon 15200 through 26500;00101 through 36501; or00102 through 06002 Light beige, made of plastic with a dark base, dark beige top vent and tinted water tank
33300 CareFree Plus 3 Gallon 15200 through 35600;00101 through 36501; or00102 through 06002 Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank
33330CareFree Plus 3.3 Gallon 15200 through 26500;00101 through 36501; or00102 through 06002 Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank
33350CareFree Plus 3.5 Gallon 15200 through 26500;00101 through 36501; or00102 through 06002 Light gray, made of plastic with dark gray top vent and dark gray base with a tinted water tank

Hunter Fan has received nine reports of the humidifiers' motors overheating, including one incident involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled humidifiers have the following model numbers and date codes, which can be found on a label located on the back of the motor/switch housing (see example of the label below):

Consumers should call Hunter Fan at (800) 207-5982 anytime to arrange for a free repair or replacement. For more information, consumer can log on to the company's website at www.hunterfan.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson. The release number is 02-116, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02116.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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