FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2002
PRODUCT: Outdoor Lantern - Harry and David of Medford, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 280 Outdoor Lanterns. The recalled candle lanterns are approximately 5", 7", and 9" square. They are made of rustproof galvanized steel, lined with glass panels and a hanger at the top. Each lantern has a holder for placing a candle inside the lantern. Harry and David Holiday 2001 Easy Entertaining Catalog offered the product under item #14844U. The lanterns were sold as a set of three, nationwide from September 2001 through November 2001 for about $60.
PROBLEM: The solder attaching the hanger at the top of the lantern may melt from the heat of a candle causing the lantern to detach from the hanger posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES:Harry and David has received one report of the hanger detaching from the lantern. No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the lanterns immediately and contact Harry and David toll free at (800) 547-3033, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on how to receive a full refund. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
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 Commission.
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 @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800