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"Recall Alerts"

12-17-2001

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 NBG International, Inc. Announce Recall of Christmas Lights


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND NBG INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NBG International Inc., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 strings of "Rice Light" decorative Christmas lights. The lights have undersize wire and could present electric shock or fire hazards.

The Rice Christmas lights are 21-feet long with 140 non- replaceable mini-bulbs. The lights have a control box that allows for an eight-function, four-way flashing light show. The attached 3-inch control box has a round dial on top numbered "1" through "8." The wires are available in three colors: black, white or green. The lights have a fused plug, and are sold in a green box that included the writing "Rice Light," "140 Mini Bulb String" and "MADE IN CHINA." There is no mark of an independent testing laboratory.

For more information, contact NBG International at (877) 532- 8949 between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, or email the firm at nbgjf@worldnet.att.net.

The CPSC point of contact is Yolanda Fultz-Morris. The release number is 02-064, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219. The CPSC release can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02064.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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