|October 30, 2000
CPSC, The Sharper Image Recall Motorized CD Racks
PRODUCT: Motorized CD Racks - The Sharper Image Corp., of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 1,000 motorized CD racks called the Sharper Image Power Tower. The CD rack is black with a round dial and stands about 3-feet high on a 14-inch base. The rack holds 100 CDs and rotates automatically, clockwise or counter-clockwise, when you turn the dial. Only units with codes REV A or REV B under the base are included in this recall. Sharper Image sold these CD racks in their stores, catalogs, and on the internet as model number SI693 during August 2000 for about $160.
PROBLEM: Batteries in the unit can leak or explode when used with an AC adapter. Consumers can suffer burns from the leaking battery or can be struck by pieces of an exploding battery.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES:CPSC and The Sharper Image have received one report of a battery exploding. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO:Consumers immediately should remove the batteries from the CD racks and contact The Sharper Image for information on receiving a replacement unit or a refund. Consumers that return the units or arrange for it to be shipped to a Sharper Image will be given a $50 merchandise certificate for their next purchase. For additional information, contact The Sharper Image at (800) 344-5555 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Sharper Image Corp. sent notices to known purchasers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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