|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2004
Release # 04-140
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 611-0651
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: Snowmen Holiday Lamps
Importer: Great Gifts Inc., McKeesport, Pa.
Hazard: These electric holiday lamps have undersized wiring, no strain relief on the electric cords, and the molded plastic enclosure is flammable. The lamps pose fire and electrocution hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: There are three styles of snowmen lamps included in the recall. The Turbo 1541 model is a train with a snowman and light with "Joyful" written on the top. The model 1536A consists of three snowmen with a light in a campfire. Model 1628 is three snowmen with a choir book and light. Each holiday light has the model number listed on its base with the label "Made in China for Great Gifts McKeesport PA 15132."
Sold at: Small gift stores nationwide from October 2003 through December 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: U.S.A. and China
Remedy: Stop using these lamps, and contact the firm to get information on returning them and receiving a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Great Gifts Inc. toll-free at (800) 611-0651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Marian Basa at (412) 672-2300.
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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