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"Recall Alerts"

10-15-2001

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 Cisco Systems, Inc. Announce Recall of Power Adapters
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Endar Corp. Announce Recall of Candle Sets Sold in Wal-Mart Stores


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF POWER ADAPTERS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Cisco Systems Inc., of San Jose, California, is voluntarily recalling about 95,000 power adapters for replacement. These power adapters are used with certain Cisco Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Routers. The adapters can overheat and melt a hole through the housing, posing a fire hazard. In addition, the exposed wires pose a shock hazard.

This recall involves power adapters with the part number "34-0949- 02." The part number is located on the adapter label, below the Cisco Systems logo. The power adapter is a small, black AC unit, which establishes a connection between the router and an electrical outlet. The adapters are used with the ADSL Routers that provide secure, high- speed Internet access for small businesses, small offices, home offices and corporate teleworkers. The power adapters were shipped with the following ADSL routers:

  Cisco 827
  Cisco 827-4V
  Cisco 826
   
  Cisco SOHO77
  Cisco SOHO77-50
  Cisco 827-EUR

Consumers can contact Cisco Media Contact, Glenn LaFrank at (408) 525-9729 or Cisco's Hotline at (800) 553-2447.

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson. The release number is 02-017, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02017.html.


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND ENDAR CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CANDLE SETS SOLD IN WAL-MART STORES

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Endar Corp. of Temecula, California and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas, are voluntarily recalling 74,000 Ambria™ brand candle sets. The wax from the candles can drip and ignite the potpourri. Additionally, when the candles are in close proximity, they generate a significant amount of heat. Each of these hazards could lead to a fire, which could cause burn injuries to consmers.

The 9-Piece Harvest Centerpiece Collection candle set contains seven candles (three white pillars, two red apple shaped novelty candles and two yellow leaf shaped novelty candles), potpourri and a round 12-inch copper color plate.

Consumers can contact Wal-Mart Media Contact, Jessica Moser at (501) 273-4314 or Candle Recall Hotline at (800) 562-9974.

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross. The release number is 02-007, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02007.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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