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"Recall Alerts"

05-26-2006

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. IKEA Recalls Candles for Fire and Burn Hazards


(1) IKEA RECALLS CANDLES FOR FIRE AND 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: Outdoor Candles

Units: About 133,000 packages of six candles

Manufacturer: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Hazard: The candle’s wax can catch fire causing a high flame and posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received 16 reports of incidents involving flaring of the outdoor candles, seven of which involved minor burn injuries.

Description and Models: The recall involves the ANGAR (#200.301.24) and SAMLAS (#100.999.58) outdoor candles. The candle’s container is made of silver-colored metal and measures about four inches wide by two inches high. The container is filled with white wax. The candle’s wick is about ½ inch square and is made of brown fiberboard. They were sold in packages of six candles. The candle name and article number (#) is written on the instructions for use accompanying the candles.

Sold Exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from February 2001 through July 2005 for about $4.

Manufactured In: Estonia

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to the nearest IKEA store’s “Returns and Exchanges” department for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ikea-usa.com

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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