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"Recall Alerts"

03-12-2001

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 Double L, Inc. recall Lighters
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Xanadu Candle Company Recall Candles


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DOUBLE L, INC. RECALL LIGHTERS

The CPSC and Double L, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina is recalling about 180,000 multi-purpose lighters. The lighters can leak butane when they are ignited causing an excessive burst of flame. This presents a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers. Double L has received five reports of excessive bursts of flame, resulting in burns to consumers.

The lighters are 10 inches long and were packaged in a cardboard display sleeve under the brand name "DIY." The brand name is not on the lighter. The lighters have a black handle, red plastic trigger and on/off switch, and a silver-colored metal barrel. A yellow label is affixed to the handle reads in part: "DANGER: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE . . . Made in China.

For more information, consumers should call Double L, Inc. at (800) 253-1399 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Ken Giles or Scott Wolfson, release number 01-098, (301) 504-0580. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01098.html.


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND XANADU CANDLE COMPANY RECALL CANDLES

The CPSC and Xanadu Candle Company of Guatemala City, Guatemala is voluntarily recalling about 2.8 million candles. These candles can burn with a high flame, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Xanadu Candle Company has received seven reports of candles burning with high flames resulting in minor burns to consumers.

These candles were all sold in glass containers. A label on the bottom of these candles reads, "Nature's Preserves," "Home Fragrance Filled" or "Spring Hydrangea."

Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Company stores nationwide sold these candles from June 1999 through January 2001 for between $15 and $25.

Consumers should stop using these recalled candles immediately and return them to any Bath & Body Works or The Whit Barn Candle Company store for store credit for the price of the candle. For more information, call Bath & Body Works/The White Barn Candle Company at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross, release number 01-101, (301) 504-0580 Ext 1188. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01101.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.

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

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