interFIRE Home interFIRE Home interFIRE VR Support Training Calendar Training Center Resource Center Message Board Insurance Info

"Recall Alerts"

03-15-2004

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 Wagner Spray Tech Corp. Announce Recall of Drill Charger Base
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lasko Products, Inc. Announce Recall of Space Heaters


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WAGNER SPRAY TECH CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF DRILL CHARGER BASE

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Plymouth, Minnesota announce the recall of the Wagner cordless drill charger base.

Hazard: A defective battery can cause the charger base to overheat, causing the base to melt and possibly burn nearby objects.

Description: This recall includes 9.6-volt, 10.8-volt, 12-volt, 14.4- volt and 18-volt Wagner drill charger bases. The drills were sold in black and grey, and have the name “Wagner” printed on them. Model numbers involved in the recall are: W96DK, W108DK, W120DK, WB96, WB120, WB144, and WB180K. The model numbers are located on a label on the side of the drill.

Remedy: Stop using the charger base and contact Wagner Spray Tech for information on receiving a replacement charger base.

Consumer Contact: Call Wagner Spray Tech toll-free at (800) 214-0585 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com

The CPSC release number is 04-091. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04091.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND LASKO PRODUCTS, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF SPACE HEATERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Hazard: The power cord connection can overheat and cause the cord to separate from the space heater. This poses a fire, burn and shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Four consumers reported burned and detached power cords. No injuries reported.

Description: There are two types of heaters involved in this recall. The recalled model 5500 heater is an oscillating ceramic heater with dark grey vents surrounded by a bronze trim. The model number is located on a label under the round base. The Model 5700 heater is an oil filled radiator-type heater. The model number is located on a label on the side of the heater near the right front wheel. The name “Lasko” is printed near the top of both heaters.

Manufactured in: Model 5500 – China; Model 5700 – Portugal.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the heaters, unplug them and contact Lasko Products for instructions on returning the heater to receive a free replacement heater or a product of similar value.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Lasko Products toll-free at (800) 233-6373 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.laskoproducts.com/recall_heaters.html for more information and to determine if their heater is involved in the recall.

The CPSC release number is 04-094. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04094.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

Home | interFIRE VR Support | Training Calendar | Training Center | Resource Center | Message Board | Insurance Info
Sponsorship Opportunities
Web Site Designed for 800 x 600 by Stonehouse Media Incorporated® Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.