|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2005
|Wal-Mart Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Retailers Announce Recall of Waterless Vaporizers and Aromatherapy Diffusers
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: Vapor-Eze Waterless Vaporizer and Vapor-Eze Aromatherapy Diffuser
Units: About 10,000 Vaporizers and 5,000 Aromatherapy Diffusers
Manufacturer: Juvenile Products Corp., of Miami, Fla. THIS COMPANY IS OUT OF BUSINESS.
Hazard: A defective internal heater in the recalled vaporizers and diffusers can cause sparking and emit flames while in use. This poses a fire, burn and shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been reports of 25 incidents involving these products, including at least six fires and two reports of burn injuries. In one incident, a young child was hospitalized with burns to the face and hands and smoke inhalation. In another incident, a consumer suffered a burned foot.
Description: The recalled waterless vaporizers are white plastic with vents. The aromatherapy diffusers are ivory plastic with vents. Both are 5-inches wide by 3 ½-inches high. "Vapor-Eze," and "Waterless Vaporizer" are written on the top of the vaporizer. "Vapor-Eze" and "Aromatic Therapy" are written on the top of the diffuser. Model 1070, 2070 or 3070 and "Juv. Prod's. Corp" are printed on the bottom of the units. UPC Code 015715910701, 015715010008, 000157159104 or 0157150010145 is printed on the packaging.
Sold at: Discount department and drug stores, including Wal-Mart, from June 2005 through September 2005 for about $20.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled waterless vaporizer and aromatherapy diffuser immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: The manufacturer of these recalled products is out of business. Consumers who purchased the recalled vaporizers or diffusers at Wal-Mart should contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.Walmart.com - consumers who purchased the products elsewhere should contact the retailer or CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772
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