|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 22, 1989
|Release # 89-025
Four Charmglow Bug Killers Recalled For Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON -- Four models of Charmglow electric bug killers which may present a fire hazard to consumers are being recalled by the importer, Allied Tube and Conduit Corporation, of Harvey Illinois.
Manufactured in Taiwan, the recalled bug killers are models 071512 (15 watt), 073425 (25 watt), 074001 (40 watt), and 078012 (80 watt). The model numbers are printed on the label affixed to the top of the unit. Some 8,000 units were sold in 1987 by department, discount and hardware stores.
Consumers should discontinue using the bug killer and call Allied Tube and Conduit Corporation toll-free at 1-800-558-5502 for instructions on returning the unit for a refund of the purchase price; Illinois residents should call 1-800-654-5810.
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