FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (718) 417-1717 

November 21, 2000

 

Release # 01-036a


View Recall #01-036b

PRODUCT: Desk Fans - The Morton Paper Co., of Brooklyn, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 4,500 desk fans. The desk fan being recalled is a 16-inch "PIONEER" brand. The desk fan is labeled on its base "PIONEER, 16" DESK FAN, MADE IN TAIWAN". Discount stores in the metropolitan New York area sold these electric fans from April 1999 through June 2000 for about $20.

PROBLEM: The fans could overheat during use, and do not have sufficient guards to prevent possible finger entrapment. These fans present electrocution, shock, fire, and finger amputation hazards.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these fans immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Morton Paper Co. collect at (718) 417-1717 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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