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"Recall Alerts"

04-02-2001

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 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Announce Recall of Air Conditioners
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Cosco, Inc. and Safety 1st Announce Recall of Wipe Warmers


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WHITE CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF AIR CONDITIONERS

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), White Consolidated Industries Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 air conditioners. These air conditioners can short circuit posing a risk of fires, and shock and burn injuries to consumers.

These are 240 volt air conditioners installed through the wall. They were sold under the following brands and model numbers: Frigidaire FAH096J2T1; White-Westinghouse WAH09EH2T1 and WAH096H2T1; Kenmore 253.79093990 and 253.70093000.

Consumers should stop using these units, and contact the company toll- free at (866) 897-5612 anytime to arrange for a free repair.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 01-116, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01116.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND COSCO, INC. AND SAFETY 1ST ANNOUNCE RECALL OF WIPE WARMERS

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st, of Canton, Mass., are voluntarily recalling about 100,600 baby wipe warmers. A wipe warmer is an electric appliance that warms baby wipes. Cracks in the interior basin of these wipe warmers can allow moisture to contact the electrical components. Consumers touching the wipes could receive an electrical shock.

Safety 1st has received 17 reports of the interior basin of the wipe warmer cracking. No injuries or shocks have been reported. Only model number 26133 manufactured from December 1999 through January 2001 is being recalled. The manufacturing date, a six-digit code (year, month, day), is on the bottom of the unit written below the box containing "CAUTION" items and the model number. A yellow duck and the words "especially for baby" are located on the lower left corner of the unit. The wipe warmer was sold with a diaper organizer that attaches to the bottom of the unit.

Consumers can contact Safety 1st at (800) 964- 8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday or at http://www.safety1st.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross, release number 01-117, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01117.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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