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"Recall Alerts"

11-04-2002

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kohl's Department Stores Announce Recall of Halloween Candleholders
  2. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Announces Recall of 2000 and 2001 Ford Focus


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND KOHL'S DEPARTMENT STORES ANNOUNCE RECALL OF HALLOWEEN CANDLEHOLDERS

Kohl's Department Stores Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 Halloween candleholders. Flames from the tea-light candle can ignite the candleholder, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.

The recalled Halloween ghost candleholders are about 10- inches tall and are made of acrylic. The ghosts are white and hold a small orange pumpkin in which the tea-light candle sits. Two orange pumpkins are painted along the hem of the ghost. The candleholders were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the candleholders immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers can contact Kohl's toll-free at (800) 694-2647 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's web site at www.kohls.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris, release number 03-029, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03029.html.


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) ANNOUNCES RECALL OF 2000 AND 2001 FORD FOCUS

Ford Motor Co. is reported to have recalled the Ford Focus for 2000 and 2001 model years. Focus vehicles recalled have Zetec engines in which potential problems with battery cable routing could result in smoke, wire melting or a fire.

The announcement by the NHTSA can be viewed at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/Index.cfm.

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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