|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2004
|Kmart Recall Hotline: (866) 562-7848
Kmart Media Contact: Maria Seyrig (248) 463-7801
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: Martha Stewart Everyday® Safety Matches
Units: 588 boxes
Distributor: Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich.
Hazard: These matches may ignite upon impact, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Kmart has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The recalled matches come in a yellow checkered box, with the UPC code - 045774700237 - printed on the back. The matches are 11 inches long.
Sold at: Kmart Stores from January 2004 through March 2004 for about $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the matches immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart toll-free at (866) 562-7848 anytime or log on the company's Web site at www.kmart.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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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