FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2003
PRODUCT: Remote - Raven Industries of Earth City, Mo., is voluntarily recalling about 450 Infrared Remote Controls used only with Adjustamagic, Scape and Maxwell Adjustable Beds. The recalled remote controls were distributed with these beds nationwide from November 1999 through November 2002. Retail value was approximately $20, if purchased separately.
PROBLEM: An internal component can overheat, presenting risks of fire or thermal burns to consumers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Two reports of melted housings, with no injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these remote controls immediately, contact Raven and mention the recall to receive a free replacement. For more information, contact Raven at (800) 336-4092 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
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