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"Recall Alerts"

08-11-2006

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. ElectroPlasma Lamps Sold at Spencer Gifts Stores Recalled for Fire Hazard
  2. J.C. Penney Recalls Lamps For Fire Hazard


(1) ELECTROPLASMA LAMPS SOLD AT SPENCER GIFTS STORES RECALLED FOR 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: Mars Lightning ElectroPlasma Lamps

Units: About 1,500

Retailer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Hazard: Arcing between an object and the removable cover of the lamp can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Spencer Gifts has experienced two fire incidents at two of their stores. One of these fires caused fire, smoke, and water damage.

Description: The recall involves the Mars Lightning 7001 dome electroplasma lamp, which simulates lightning bolts inside. It has a glass dome glued to a black base. Writing under the base includes the SKU number of 00473421, “MARS LIGHTNING7001” and “LIGHTNING 2000.”

Sold at: Spencer Gifts stores exclusively nationwide during December 2004 for about $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Spencer Gifts for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: Call Spencer Gifts at (800) 762-0419 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or for more information, visit their Web site at www.spencersonline.com


(2) J.C. PENNEY RECALLS LAMPS FOR 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: Crazy Daisy 3-in-1 Electronic Motion Shade Lamps

Units: About 3,000

Importer: J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., of Plano, Texas

Hazard: The lamp’s electrical circuit board can spark and overheat due to an electrical problem, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: J.C. Penney has received one report of the electric circuit board overheating and melting the wires in a lamp. No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled lamps have a four-way switch that allows the lamp to function as a moving light so that patterns revolve around the shade. The lamps can be used as a basic lamp or as a night light with glowing stripe or floral patterns. The lamp shade is plastic and the finish on the base of the lamp is brushed steel.

Sold at: Exclusively at J.C. Penney’s stores nationwide, its catalog and its Web site from June 2005 through March 2006 for about $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund. Lamps purchased through a catalog or through the Web site may be returned to the nearest J.C. Penney store with a catalog desk.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit its Web site at www.jcpenney.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.

Please direct comments, suggestions, stories, and other items to the author by e-mail at palynch@cozen.com

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