|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 284-9161
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: "Garden Treasures" Steel Dome Fireplaces
Units: About 33,800
Importer: L G Sourcing Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Manufacturer: Agio International Company, Limited, of Hong Kong
Hazard: Touch-up paint used on the fireplace's exterior can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of paint on the fireplace's exterior igniting. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled fireplace consists of a round fire bowl that rests on four legs, with a chimney cap and hood. The fireplace is made of steel and is painted black. They are about 3-feet tall and 2-feet wide. The item number, 91023, is printed on the package materials.
Sold at: Lowe's stores exclusively nationwide from August 2005 through July 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the fireplaces immediately and return them to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact L G Sourcing at (866) 284-9161 anytime, or visit the Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. Web site at www.lowes.com
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.
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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800