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"Recall Alerts"

04-29-2002

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting 2000 DaimlerChrysler Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall Affecting 1999 Volvo S80
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Crystal Mountain Water Cooler Corp. Announce Recall of Hot and Cold Water Coolers


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING 2000 DAIMLERCHRYSLER JEEP CHEROKEE, GRAND CHEROKEE, AND WRANGLER

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 2000 DaimlerChrysler Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler because of fire could result. Potential number of vehicles affected 1,115,322. These vehicles were manufactured between June of 1999 and July of 2001.

These sports utility vehicles are equipped with a 4.0L engine only. The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds could allow debris to accumulate at the #3 cylinder location, which could result in a fire.

Consumers should contact their local dealer for installation of a manifold shield to modify the airflow. Consumers can also contact DaimlerChrysler at (800) 853-1403.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V104000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL AFFECTING 1999 VOLVO S80

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 1999 Volvo S80 because of the electrical cooling fans may be inadequate in a hot climate.

Certain electric cooling fans could be inadequate in a hot climate. Under certain circumstances, excessive heat could be generated and cause the melting of electrical connections and adjacent components.

Consumers can contact Volvo at (800) 458-1552.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign Identification No. is 02V096000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN WATER COOLER CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HOT AND COLD WATER COOLERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Crystal Mountain Water Cooler Corp. of Alberta, Canada is voluntarily recalling about 12, 000 hot and cold water coolers. Approximately eighty percent of the water dispensers were sold in the United States. The hot and cold water dispenser's heater band can short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The Hot and Cold Dispenser is an upright water dispenser, with two faucets. Once faucet has a red lever and one faucet has a blue lever. The unit stands at 35 5/8 inches-high (98.1 cm2), weights 36.43 pounds (16.56 kgs) and has a base area of 120.5 square inches (777.41 cm2). To determine if the water dispenser is subject to this recall, the serial number plate is located on the back at the top of the water dispenser.

Only water coolers with serial numbers between 1199125 and 1100175 are included in the recall. The third and fourth digits of the serial number represent the year of production.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson. The release number is 02-134, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02134.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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