|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2003
Release # 03-141
|Company Phone Number: (800) 661-7146
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: Trisonic Nightlights
Manufacturer: Trisonic/Eastern America Trio Products, of Flushing, N.Y.
Hazard: The nightlight poses a serious electrocution, electric shock, burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Trisonic has received a report of a nightlight exploding, resulting in laceration injuries to a consumer.
Description: The recalled nightlights have a yellow exterior shaped like a smiley face. A label on the back of the nightlight reads, "Trisonic, 4W/120Vcustom made in China for Trisonic, Queens, NY, TS-45431."
Sold at: Dollar stores in the eastern portion of the United States between April 2001 through March 2003 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should mail the night light to Trisonic/Eastern America Trio Products, 11-11 131st St., P.O. Box 527018, Flushing, NY 11352, for a full refund plus the cost of postage.
Consumer Contact: Call Trisonic at (800) 661-7146 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Michael Harap, (718) 886-8990
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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