|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2002
Release # 02-184
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 332-6643
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UL United Inc., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 150 electrical paintings. The electrical paintings can short circuit, posing a shock or fire hazard.
CPSC and UL United have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled paintings show 13 scenes of waterfalls and other bodies of water, sold as "The Motion Picture" series. The images are painted on glass and are illuminated by a light bulb. The paintings give the impression of water spilling over a waterfall and have the sound of running water, birds and music. "MADE IN CHINA" appears on the packaging of the paintings.
Flea markets sold the paintings in Texas and Arkansas from December 2001 through April 2002 for between $18 and $50.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these paintings and contact UL United for a full refund including shipping costs. Contact UL United at (866) 332-6643 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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