|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 316-2589
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Quoizel Inc. Recalls Outdoor Hanging Lantern Due to Fall Hazard
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: Outdoor hanging lantern
Units: About 150
Importer: Quoizel Inc. of Goose Creek, S.C.
Hazard: The glass lantern can separate from the top support ring and fall, injuring people who are nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recall involves outdoor hanging lanterns labeled as "Northridge" in the Quiozel 2009 Catalog with the model number #AGNT1912K. The lantern is made of black aluminum; yellow, orange and white glass; and red, orange and beige agate stones. It is 19.5" tall and 12" diameter. The model number is located on the side of the lantern's box, on a tag attached to the lantern, on the instruction sheet and on the lantern's ceiling mount.
Sold at: Specialty lighting retail shops and online from June 2008 to January 2010
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the outdoor hanging lantern and contact Quoizel Inc. for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Quoizel Inc. toll-free at (877) 316-2589 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.quoizel.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.