|January 19, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily 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: Full Moon Lantern set
Units: About 1,700 sets (2 lanterns per set)
Retailer: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. of New York, NY
Hazard: The lantern can overheat and melt or ignite, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has received 11 consumer complaints including reports of overheating, melting and fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Full Moon Lanterns sold by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. The lanterns were sold in the following three different Halloween themes: Bat (Model # XPM 012A), Flying Witch (Model # XPM 012B), and Jack O-Lantern (Model # XPM 012C).
Sold by: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. sold the recalled Full Moon Lanterns through its on-line and print catalog, "Martha Stewart: The Catalog for Living," from September 1, 2004 through October 31, 2004 at $19 for a set of two lanterns.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled lamps immediately. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is directly contacting all affected consumers to arrange for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. at (800) 950-7130 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET everyday. Consumers also can write to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. at P.O. Box 11650, Pueblo, CO 21001-0650 to request a refund form.
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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