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"Recall Alerts"

12-03-2001

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 Darice, Inc. Announce Recall of Candle Holders
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Alco Industries, Inc. Announce Recall of Water Fountains


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND DARICE, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CANDLE HOLDERS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Darice, Inc. of Strongville, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 60,000 wooden candle holders. When the candle burns down to the bottom of the wick it can set the candle holder on fire, which poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.

The recalled candle holders are constructed of unfinished wood and are designed to be painted or decorated. The candle holders, which are intended to support taper candles, come in five different shapes and sizes.

Consumers should call Darice at (800) 321-1494 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday for a full refund. Consumers can also visit the company's website at www.darice.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188. The CPSC Release number is 02-052. The release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02052.html.


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND ALCO INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF WATER FOUNTAINS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Alco Industries, Inc., of Edison, New Jersey, is voluntarily announcing the recall of 75,000 water fountains with candle holders. The tea candles on the water fountains can flare up, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

There called water fountains have a black base and two tiers of rocks over which water flows. The decorative rocks come in various shapes and colors. Two candles are perched above the fountain, set in black candle holders, and lit behind a painted glass cover. A sticker on the bottom of the fountain reads, "Made in China." The "Submersible Pump" attached to the bottom of the fountain reads in part, "Jebo" and "Made in China"

Consumers should call Alco Industries at (800) 862-9816 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday or log on to the company's website at www.alcoindustries.com.

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188. The CPSC Release number is 02-053. The release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02053.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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