|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 762-0419
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: Mars Lightning ElectroPlasma Lamps
Units: About 1,500
Retailer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Hazard: Arcing between an object and the removable cover of the lamp can pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Spencer Gifts has experienced two fire incidents at two of their stores. One of these fires caused fire, smoke, and water damage.
Description: The recall involves the Mars Lightning 7001 dome electroplasma lamp, which simulates lightning bolts inside. It has a glass dome glued to a black base. Writing under the base includes the SKU number of 00473421, "MARS LIGHTNING7001" and "LIGHTNING 2000."
Sold at: Spencer Gifts stores exclusively nationwide during December 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Spencer Gifts for a store credit.
Consumer Contact: Call Spencer Gifts at (800) 762-0419 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or for more information, visit their Web site at www.spencersonline.com
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