|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2003
Release # 03-115
|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: Oil Lamps
Distributor: DesignPac Inc. of Northlake, Ill.
Hazard: The glass wick holder can shatter when lit, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: One report of glass wick-holder shattering. No injuries reported.
Description: The recalled lamps come in two styles: a clear, heart- shaped glass container approximately 6-inches tall called "The Vintage Rose Oil Lamp" and a clear, doorknob-shaped glass container approximately 5-inches tall with heart-shaped beads on the outside called "Love Potion Oil Lamp." Both recalled lamps have an insertable wick with a glass wick-holder, which sits on top of the glass container.
Sold at: Exclusively in Target stores nationwide from December 2002 through February 2003 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should tightly seal the contents, and return the lamps to any Target store nationwide for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Target toll-free at (800) 440-0680 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 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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