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"Recall Alerts"

08-26-2002

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) Announce Recall of Battery Charger
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Announces Recall of 2001 2002 DaimlerChrysler PT Cruiser
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Carrier Guam Announce Recall of Air Conditioners


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) ANNOUNCE RECALL OF BATTERY CHARGER

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces recall of battery charger manufactured by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation because they can overheat. The number of units involved in the recall is 18,011.

Certain automotive battery chargers, Catalog No. 48-59-0184 (all serial numbers), can overheat, resulting in a fire. This could then cause personal injury or property damage. This charger was also packaged with the Automotive 18 volt Impact Wrench Kit, Catalog Number 9079-23 (serial numbers 241A40152001 thru 241A402080126.

Consumers can contact Nissan at (800) 662-6200. The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V171000. The Announcement can be viewed at

For more information, consumers can contact Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation at (800) 414-6527.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02E033000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/central2.cfm.


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) ANNOUNCES RECALL OF 2001 2002 DAIMLERCHRYSLER PT CRUISER

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA announces recall of 2001 - 2002 DaimlerChrysler PT Cruiser. This recall affects more than 450,00 of its popular retro-styled PT Cruisers because of a fuel pump leak. Officials discovered the leak following a government crash test, the automaker said in a statement.

A quarter of the 465,315 vehicles being recalled, all from the 2001 and 2002 model years, also need repair of a separate problem with the underhood fuel supply line, which may rub against the air conditioning service port. This could result in a fuel leak, the automaker has been reported to have said.

For further information, consumers can contact DaimlerChrysler at (800) 853-1403.

The National Highway Safety Administration Campaign No. is 02V215000. The Announcement can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/central2.cfm.


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND CARRIER GUAM ANNOUNCE RECALL OF AIR CONDITIONERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Carrier Guam, of Tamuning, Guam, is voluntarily recalling about 2,100 window air conditioners. Salty sea spray can cause the electrical capacitor within these units to corrode, posing a possible fire hazard.

These are 7,000 BTU window air conditioners with model number 77ZFA007101. The recalled air conditioners have a serial number within the following ranges:

4895Y10001 to 4895Y10300
2196Y10001 to 2196Y10300
3096Y12302 to 3096Y12700
4396Y00101 to 4396Y00500
1697Y20873 to 1697Y21072
2097Y21165 to 2097Y21464
2997Y20457 to 2997Y20656

The model and serial numbers are located on the top of the plastic evaporator scroll behind the unit's front plastic grill. "Carrier" is written on the front of these units.

Consumers with one of these recalled air conditioners should call Carrier Guam at (877) 467-3544 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Guam time Monday through Friday. Carrier Guam will schedule a free inspection and repair visit. Alternatively, consumers may elect to purchase a brand new unit at half price to replace the old unit.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 02-227, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02227.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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