|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2003
Release # 03-183
|Company Phone Number: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Easter Oil Lamps Sold at Target Stores
Manufacturer: DesignPac Inc., of Northlake, Ill.
Hazard: The oil lamp can tip over easily, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These lamps are oval glass bottles with purple or pink dots. They are filled with blue or pink liquid paraffin. The lamps were sold with bunny-shaped tags identifying them as "hoppy go lucky" oil lamps. Item number 054-03-1843 or 054-03-1844 is printed on the tag. Some of the lamps were sold with round metal disks meant to prevent the lamps from tipping.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2003 through March 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Free replacement adapter plugs.
Consumer Contact: Return the oil lamp sets to any Target store for a refund. Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Target toll-free at (800) 440-0680 between Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com.
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.
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