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"Recall Alerts"

09-16-2010

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Tea Sets Recalled by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Due to Fire Hazard


(1) TEA SETS RECALLED BY THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF® DUE TO 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tea Sets

Units: About 1,600

Retailer: International Coffee & Tea, LLC, dba The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Importer: Formation Brands LLC, of South San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: Sparking from the metallic decorations on the tea sets can result if used in a microwave oven, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: International Coffee & Tea has received one report from a consumer of a tea cup sparking when used in a microwave oven. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Tea for One "Flourish" design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked "Dishwasher and microwave safe" and "Made in China" on the bottom, in English and French.

Sold exclusively at: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores in California, Arizona and Nevada for about $12, and online at www.coffeebean.com for about $10 from March 2010 through August 2010.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the tea sets to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the product on-line can contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company for instructions on returning the tea sets by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® at (800) 832-5323/(800) TEA LEAF between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.coffeebean.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10348.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.

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

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