Note: Telephone number change.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Telephone Number: (800) 248-2837
April 2, 2004
Valley Dynamo Media Contact: (817) 299-3021
Release # 04-112
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: Air Hockey Tables
Units: Approximately 15,000
Manufacturer/Importer: Valley Dynamo, of Richland Hills, Texas
Hazard: The blower motor, located under the table, has an opening large enough for a child's finger, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Valley Dynamo is aware of a minor laceration injury to a child who crawled under the air hockey table and stuck his finger in an exposed opening.
Description: This recall involves Arctic Flash, Arctic Wind and Air Elegance model air hockey tables. The Arctic Flash model has an overhead scoring display and black-light graphics. It measures 42.5-inches wide and 71-inches high and 82.5-inches long. The Arctic Wind measures 42.5-inches wide, 30-inches high and 82.5-inches long. The words "Arctic Wind" or "Arctic Flash" are printed on the table's play field. The Air Elegance has a wood-grain finish, and measures 46-inches wide, 30.5-inches high and 86-inches long.
Sold at: Sporting good and specialty stores nationwide since 1994 for between $1,000 and $2,200.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product and contact Dynamo for instructions on receiving a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call Dynamo toll-free at (800) 248-2837 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.valley-dynamo.com
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