|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 255-7796
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Dritz™ Electric Scissors Recalled by Prym Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Dritz Quick Cut™ Electric Scissors
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Prym Consumer USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: The electric scissors can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: Prym Consumer USA has received two reports of the electric scissors igniting causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The electric scissors are white and blue, about 10" long and include an AC adaptor. "Dritz" is written on the handle on the blue grip.
Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and other craft stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2010 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the scissors to store where purchased or mail directly to Prym Consumer USA for a refund. If mailing to Prym, please include the product, your complete name, mailing address and phone number in the package and mail to Prym Consumer USA Recall Center, 950 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at 800-255-7796 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, by e-mail at email@example.com or on the firm's website at www.prym-consumer-usa.com
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