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"Recall Alerts"

11-07-2005

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. CPSC, Target Announce Recall of Pillar Candles With Jewels


(1) CPSC, TARGET ANNOUNCE RECALL OF PILLAR CANDLES WITH JEWELS

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.

Name of Product: Pillar Candles With Jewels

Units: About 17,000

Distributor: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Importer: Pacific Trade International Inc., of Rockville, Md.

Hazard: The paint coating on the outside of the candle can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The candles measure about 3-inches in diameter and come in two sizes – 3-inches and 6-inches high. Each candle has a black paint coating and has eight diamond-like ornaments at evenly spaced points approximately 1-inch from the candle’s bottom edge. They are packaged in clear plastic wrapping which is tied at the top with a ribbon. “Distributed by Target Corporation” and the number 054 09 1533 or 054 09 2528 are printed on a label on the bottom of each candle.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide during the month of August 2005 for about $5 or $8 depending on the size.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target GiftCard worth the value of the returned candle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit Target’s Web site at www.target.com

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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