FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2004

Alert #04-548

 

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: ProSweep Rechargeable Cordless Sweeper

Units: 59,400

Distributor: L&N Sales and Marketing Inc., of Hatboro, Pa.

Hazard: The sweeper can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: L&N has received about 80 reports of the sweepers overheating, including 11 reports of fires, some of which resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Prosweep Rechargeable Cordless Sweeper with Rotating Brush has a clear blue plastic housing. Model number "EB005 / 52008" is written on a silver-colored label on the bottom of the units. "L&N Sales and Marketing" and "Made in China" also are written on the label.

Sold by: QVC television nationwide from December 28, 2003 through February 16, 2004 for between $36 and $40.

Manufactured In: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sweeper immediately. A replacement sweeper will be offered free of charge by L&N through QVC. Consumers will receive direct notification from QVC about the recall.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact QVC's customer service department at (800) 367-9444 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET any day of the week.picture of recalled Cordless Sweeper