|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2004
Release # 05-040
|GBC Recall Hotline: (800) 541-0094
GBC Media Contact: Tony Giuliano:(847) 291-5451
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: HeatSeal Pouch Laminators.
Units: About 34,600
Distributor: General Binding Corp., ("GBC") of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: Improper wiring at the heating coil could cause the pouch laminators to overheat and become a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes the H300 and H200 model HeatSeal: Pouch Laminators. They are used to laminate documents and photos. The recalled H300 Pouch Laminators have serial numbers starting with "PI," "PJ," "PK," "PL," "QA," "QB," "QC" or "QD." The recalled H200 Pouch Laminators have serial numbers starting with "PI" or "PJ". The H300 and H200 model numbers are found on the top of the Pouch Laminators, and on the rating plate on the bottom of the Pouch Laminators. The serial numbers are found on the rating plate on the bottom of the Pouch Laminators.
Sold at: Office supplies stores nationwide from September 2003 through September 2004 for between $200 and $260.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Pouch Laminators included in this recall immediately, and contact GBC a free replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GBC at (800) 541-0094 between 8 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.gbcoffice.com
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