FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2002
Release # 02-123
Fireplace Screen Recall Hotline: (601) 362-6813
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pascal Products Company Ltd., of Jackson, Miss., is voluntarily recalling about 600 two-paneled fireplace screens. The paint on the metal mesh can ignite when exposed to a direct flame, posing a serious fire hazard to consumers.

Pascal has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled screens are Wal-Mart Home Trends 2-Paneled Fireplace Screens with model number 500RR. The 500RR model screens have a light rust color and use standard Phillips-head hinge pins (see photo and diagram below).

Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the fireplace screens from September 2001 through December 2001 for about $30.

Consumers should stop using the fireplace screens immediately and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Pascal at (601) 362-6813 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Fireplace screens that have a dark brown color or have elongated dual-use-screw heads are not included in this recall.

Picture of Recalled Fireplace Screen

Picture of Phillips Screw Heads