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"Recall Alerts"

05-11-2007

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Halogen Table Lamps Sold at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
  2. Sagittarius Sporting Goods Recalls Gas Grills Sold at Lowe’s Stores for Fire, Burn Hazards


(1) HALOGEN TABLE LAMPS SOLD AT LOWE’S STORES RECALLED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Halogen Table Lamps

Units: About 97,000

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Winsource Industries, Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: These lamps can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: L G Sourcing has received one report of a minor fire with the halogen table lamp. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled table lamps have a plastic base and two extendable arms connecting the base to a halogen lamp. The lamps were sold in white, red, blue, orange and purple. Item number 101988 is printed on the bottom of the lamp base.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s retail outlets nationwide from April 2006 through March 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to any Lowe’s retail outlet to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L G Sourcing toll-free at (866) 284-9162 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com


(2) SAGITTARIUS SPORTING GOODS RECALLS GAS GRILLS SOLD AT LOWE’S STORES FOR FIRE, BURN HAZARDS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Perfect Flame Four-Burner Gas Grills

Units: About 36,500

Manufacturer: Sagittarius Sporting Goods, of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C

Hazard: Some of these grills could be missing a hose that connects the grill manifold to the side burner, which poses a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: About 30,000 of these grills in inventory have already been inspected, and 17 units were found to have missing hoses and repaired. No injuries or consumer incidents have been reported.

Description: The recall involves 25-inch by 18-inch Perfect Flame brand, four-burner, stainless steel gas grills with date codes JU, JV, JW, JX, JY, or JZ. The name “Perfect Flame” is on the grill hood. The model number, 2518SL, and the date code are located on a label inside the left front door of the grill.

Sold at: Lowe’s retail outlets nationwide from September 2006 through February 2007 for about $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should inspect their grills before initial use to determine whether the hose that attaches to the side burner is missing. If it is, do not use the grill and contact Sagittarius. Sagittarius will inspect the grill and install a free replacement hose.

Consumer Contact: Call Sagittarius toll-free at (888) 804-7455 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

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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