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"Recall Alerts"

05-19-2003

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 Amen Wardy Home Announces Recall of Multi-Purpose Lighters
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Announce Recall of Fabric Lanterns
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and United General Supply Announce Recall of Extension Cords.


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND AMEN WARDY HOME ANNOUNCES RECALL OF MULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Amen Wardy Home of Las Vegas, Nevada announces the recall of multi-purpose lighters shaped like matchsticks.

Hazard: The lighters lack child-resistant mechanisms that meet federal safety standards. Young children could operate these lighters, which poses a fire hazard.

Description: The lighters are refillable, gas-fueled lighters shaped like a wooden match. The lighters have a brushed, silver-colored metal finish with a black plastic slide lever that is moved to ignite the lighter. The end of the lighter is painted red to resemble the head of a match. The lighters were available in both 7-inch- and 14-inch-long sizes. The lighters were sold in a clear plastic sleeve and do not have any labeling on either the lighter or package.

Remedy: Consumers can contact Amen Wardy Home toll-free at (877) 349-5330 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or send an e-mail to info@amenwardy.com. Consumers also can write to: Amen Wardy Home, Attn: Lisa Toy, 4230 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

The CPSC release number is 03-122 and can be reached at (301) 504-7908. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03122.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WAL-MART STORES, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF FABRIC LANTERNS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas announce recall of fabric lanterns

Hazard: The fabric is not flame retardant and can be ignited by the lantern's votive candle, posing a fire hazard.

Description: The cylinder-shaped lanterns are 7 1/2-inches high and 6- inches wide. Beige fabric with red and green floral designs covers the lanterns.

Remedy: Consumers can contact Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com

The CPSC release number is 03-123 and can be contacted at (301) 504-7908. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03123.html


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND UNITED GENERAL SUPPLY ANNOUNCE RECALL OF EXTENSION CORDS.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and United General Supply Company of Houston, Texas announce the recall of extension cords.

Hazard: The extension cords have undersized conductors and no over- current protection which causes overheating, presenting a shock and fire hazard.

Description: The recalled extension cords were sold in yellow and brown and are approximately 9-, 25-, 50-, 100-feet long. The 9-foot extension cord was packaged in a green sleeve card with the words "Household Extension Cord" printed across the front. All remaining sizes were packaged in black sleeve cards with the words "Air Conditioner Extension Cord" printed across the front.

Remedy: Consumers should unplug and stop using the extension cords immediately. Consumers should mail the cords to United General Supply Co., Lee-Tools Extension Cords, 9320 Harwin Drive, Houston, Texas 77036 for a refund, including the cost of postage. Consumer can also contact United General Supply toll-free at (800) 456-0022 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC release number 03-129 and can be reached at (301) 504-7908. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03129.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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