|January 13, 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: 40 Watt Incandescent Mini Spot-light Bulbs
Units: About 22,600
Manufacturer: Comtrad, Division of Waljon Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Hazards: Some of the bulbs have imploded or broken apart within the first several minutes after they are first illuminated. Broken glass particles pose a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 12 reports of bulb failures. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled 40 Watt "Type R" incandescent mini spot-light bulbs were included in two- and three-lamp accent lights in certain furniture hutch items manufactured by Sauder Woodworking Co. The furniture hutch models involved are:
Model 9386 - Uses the three-lamp kit.
Model 9549 - Uses the two-lamp kit.
Model 9509 - Uses the two-lamp kit.
Sold At: The hutches were sold at select Office Depot stores from October 2004 through November 2004 for between $160 and $300.
Manufactured In: The light bulbs are manufactured in China.
Remedy: The retailer has a record of all product purchasers. The product purchasers will be contacted directly, provided with replacement light bulbs, and instructed to discard the originally supplied bulbs.
Consumer Contact: Calls should be directed to Sauder Customer Service at (800) 523-3987, 7-11pm (ET) Mon-Fri, 9-5pm (ET) on Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.sauder.com
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