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"Recall Alerts"

06-07-2004

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 of 2002 – 2004 Featherlite Model Nos. H3-45; H3-45S1; H3-45S2
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall of 2004 Four Winds Motor Homes Models – Hurricane, Infinity and Windsport
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Great Gifts, Inc. Announce Recall of Snowmen Holiday Lamps


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL OF 2002 – 2004 FEATHERLITE MODEL NOS. H3-45; H3-45S1; H3-45S2

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announces recall of 2002 – 2004 Featherlite Model Nos. H3-45; H3-45S1; H3-45S2.

Component: Equipment: Recreational Vehicle.

Summary: Certain coaches were equipped with sandy TV lifts.

Consequence: The TV lift controllers can cause a fire or cause smoke inside the interior of the coach.

Remedy: Dealers will re-program the programmable logic controller (PLC) program with a specific run time limit which will shut down the motor if the run time limit is exceeded. Further, thermal overload protection will be provided with the installation of a thermal breaker in the motor control circuit for both forward and reverse direction. owner notification is expected to begin during June 2004. Owners should contact Featherlite at (888) 826-8273.


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL OF 2004 FOUR WINDS MOTOR HOMES MODELS – HURRICANE, INFINITY AND WINDSPORT

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announces recall of 2004 Four Winds Motor Homes Models - Hurricane, Infinity and Windsport.

Component: Fuel system, gasoline: delivery, hoses, lines/piping, and fittings

Summary: On certain motor homes, the fuel lines on the chassis could chafe against the steel floor structure, causing the fuel line to rupture.

Consequence: Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy: Four winds has not yet provided a remedy for this campaign. Owner notification is expected to begin during June or July 2004. Owners should contact Four Winds at http://www.fourwinds-rv.com/

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign Number is 04V248000. The notice can be viewed at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND GREAT GIFTS, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF SNOWMEN HOLIDAY LAMPS

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Great Gifts, Inc. of McKeesport, Pennsylvania announce recall of Snowmen Holiday Lamps

Hazard: These electric holiday lamps have undersized wiring, no strain relief on the electric cords, and the molded plastic enclosure is flammable. The lamps pose fire and electrocution hazards.

Description: There are three styles of snowmen lamps included in the recall. The Turbo 1541 model is a train with a snowman and light with “Joyful” written on the top. The model 1536A consists of three snowmen with a light in a campfire. Model 1628 is three snowmen with a choir book and light. Each holiday light has the model number listed on its base with the label “Made in China for Great Gifts McKeesport PA 15132.”

Remedy: Stop using these lamps, and contact the firm to get information on returning them and receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Great Gifts Inc. toll-free at (800) 611-0651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Marian Basa at (412) 672-2300.

The CPSC release number is 04-140. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04140.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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