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"Recall Alerts"

09-22-2003

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Weber-Stephen Products Announce Recall of Gas Grills
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and DesignPac, Inc. Announce Recall of Easter Oil Lamps


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF GAS GRILLS

Name of Product: Summit Gas Grills and Vieluxe Gas Grills

Manufacturer: Weber-Stephen Products Co., of Palatine, Illinois.

Hazard: The glass cover and components on the grill's thermometer can break, posing a risk of injury to the user or those nearby.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received three reports of thermometers breaking, resulting in one injury.

Description: The Summit Gas Grills are stainless steel and have model numbers 5210001, 5310001, 5220001, 5320001, 5230001, 5330001, 5260001, 5360001, 5270001, 5370001, 5290001, and 5390001, with serial numbers beginning with the letters DT. The model and serial number is located on the outside right panel of the storage cart. The Summit grills are sold as either a four-burner Silver series or six-burner Gold series. The private labeled Vieluxe Gas Grills have model numbers 360201, 360102, 370201, 370102 and 370299, with serial numbers beginning with the letters DA, DU, and DT. The model and serial number is located inside of the side access door on the right side of the grill. The grills are sold as either a four-burner 44-inch model or a six-burner 56-inch model, are made of high-grade stainless steel, and are equipped with a rear-mounted infrared burner and rotisserie device. Weber grills with a brand name other than Vieluxe or Summit are not included in this recall.

Remedy: Contact Weber-Stephen to receive a free replacement thermometer. Consumers should not use the grill until the replacement thermometer has been installed in accordance with the instructions.

Consumer Contact: Call Weber-Stephen toll-free at (866) 249-3237 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s web site at www.weber.com.

Media Contact: Nancy Misch, Weber-Stephen, at (847) 202-2773.

The CPSC release number is 03-180. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03180.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DESIGNPAC, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF EASTER OIL LAMPS

Name of Product: Easter Oil Lamps Sold at Target Stores

Manufacturer: DesignPac Inc., of Northlake, Illinois.

Hazard: The oil lamp can tip over easily, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These lamps are oval glass bottles with purple or pink dots. They are filled with blue or pink liquid paraffin. The lamps were sold with bunny-shaped tags identifying them as "hoppy go lucky" oil lamps. tem number 054-03-1843 or 054-03-1844 is printed on the tag. Some of the lamps were sold with round metal disks meant to prevent the lamps from tipping.

Remedy: Free replacement adapter plugs.

Consumer Contact: Return the oil lamp sets to any Target store for a refund. For more information, consumers should contact Target toll-free at (800) 440-0680 between Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The CPSC release number is 03-183. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03183.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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