|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles
|December 23, 1996
|Release # 97-052
CPSC and PriceCostco Recall Animated Santa
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PriceCostco is voluntarily recalling its 30" Deluxe Animated Santa with Light and Music.
There have been four reports of animated Santas overheating and melting, which may have been caused by a defective capacitor. PriceCostco is recalling this product to prevent further incidents.
Approximately 66,263 animated Santas have been sold in Costco and Price Club US warehouses between August 5, 1996, and December 20, 1996, as item number 63404.
This safety notice and recall applies only to the Deluxe 30" Animated Santa with Light and Music sold as item number 63404 and does not apply to any other animated Christmas items sold in PriceCostco warehouses.
Consumers should unplug the Santa immediately and return it to any Costco or Price Club warehouse for a full refund.
Consumers may contact PriceCostco at (800) 774-2678 if you have any questions.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.