|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 06, 2004
|New York Zion Number: (718) 909-7899
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: Portable oscillating electric fans
Units: About 2,500
Importer/Distributor: New York Zion Trading Corp., of Flushing, New York
Hazard: The wiring is undersized and the power plug is not polarized, creating fire and shock hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: No reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The recall involves 16-inch diameter 3-speed oscillating fans which mount on adjustable stands. "NYZT" appears in the center of the front fan guard. The model numbers, FS-1601A and FS-1607C, are found on a silver label on the back of the controls. The fans come in two color combinations: either blue and white, or all gray.
Sold at: Discount and variety stores in the New York City metropolitan area sold these electric fans during May 2004 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fans immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call New York Zion Trading Corp. collect at (718) 909-7899, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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