|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 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: Coca-Cola ElectroPlasma Lamps
Units: : About 21,300
Manufacturer: Emess Design Group LLC, of Ellwood City, Pa.
Hazard: There is a burn hazard caused by an electric arc between the metal bottle cap and a human contact point. An electric burn is possible if the distance between the metal cap and the contact point is sustained at about 1/8-inch away from the metal cap.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of two incidents involving an electrical arc to the finger, including one report of a minor burn.
Description: These lamps are in the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle. They are about 13.5 inches high. The inside of ElectroPlasma lamps simulate lightning bolts. A label on the bottom of the black base of the lamp reads, "Model No: 23-103," and "Lipan Industrial Co., Ltd."
Sold at: Rite Aid stores nationwide during January 2006 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled lamp immediately and return the item to a Rite Aid retailer for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emess Design Group's Customer Service Center at (800) 678-2579 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Emess Design Group, LLC at 1 Early Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117, Attention Customer Service Department. Additional information can be found on the Emess Design Group Web site at www.emessdesign.com
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