|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Kim Dulic
|September 22, 1999
Release # 99-172
Toy Flashlights and Work Lights Recalls
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Toy flashlights - Sonca Products Ltd., of Hong Kong, is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 toy flashlights because the spring in the flashlight's battery compartment can dislodge, causing the batteries to overheat or leak.
- Work Lights - New Buffalo Corp., of Chesterfield Mo., is recalling about 2,800 Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights because the lights can have undersized wiring and exposed electrical parts on the plug, posing a shock and fire hazard.
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