FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2004
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
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.
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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