|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2003
Release # 03-123
|Company Phone Number: (800) 925-6278
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: Fabric Lanterns
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The fabric is not flame retardant and can be ignited by the lantern's votive candle, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The cylinder-shaped lanterns are 7 1/2-inches high and 6- inches wide. Beige fabric with red and green floral designs covers the lanterns.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the lanterns from December 2002 through March 2003 for about $7
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the lanterns to any Wal-Mart store to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com.
Media Contact: Karen Burke at (479) 273-4314
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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