|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-2579
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Hampton Bay® Transitional Collection Fire Truck and Bulldozer Accent Lamp with Night Lights
Units: About 9,500
Manufacturer: Emess Design Group LLC, of Ellwood City, Pa.
Hazard: The glass window of the fire truck and bulldozer night light can become dislodged, fall and shatter into small pieces. This poses a laceration hazard and a serious risk of injury if ingested by a small child.
Incidents/Injuries: Emess Design group has received one report of the glass window of the lamp breaking in a store. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: The recalled children's lamps have a red toy fire truck or yellow toy bulldozer base that sits on a 6-inch wide by 9.75-inch long hand-painted wood base. SKU No. 167-367 is printed on the bottom of the base of the fire truck lamp and SKU No. 167-939 is printed on the bottom of the bulldozer lamp. The fire truck and bulldozer have glass windows. The overall assembled dimensions are about 12 inches wide by 20.5 high. "Made in China" is printed on the bottom of the lamps. Hampton Bay® is printed on the box only.
Sold: Exclusively at The Home Depot® stores nationwide from January 2006 through June 2006 for about $40.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled lamps immediately and return the item to The Home Depot store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emess Design Group at (800) 678-2579 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.emessdesign.com
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