CPSC and PriceCostco Recall Animated Santa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ken Giles
December 23, 1996 (301) 504-7052
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.