|February 9, 2005
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Metallic Motion Lamp
Units: About 2,100
Manufacturer: Superlines International, Taiwan R.O.C.
Hazard: The lamp may shatter in use, causing a threat of serious injury from glass.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been seven reported instances of the lamps shattering in use, including one report of minor cuts.
Description: The lamps are rocket shaped with metallic wax, which becomes molten when it heats up while the lamp is in use. The wax and the matching trim on the lamp may be red, silver or blue. The colored trim is on both the base and top of the lamp.
Sold at: Bits and Pieces catalog or www.bitsandpieces.com from October 2004 through December 2004 for about $20.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of this product, and contact Bits and Pieces to arrange for its return and for a full refund. Product purchasers are being notified directly by Bits and Pieces.
Consumer Contact: Contact Bits and Pieces toll-free at (800) 884-2637 between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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