August 17, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Cool Blue Backpacks
Units: About 400
Importer: Lands' End, of Dodgeville, Wis.
Hazard: The backpack's battery pack can overheat causing the battery case to melt, presenting a burn hazard if touched.
Incidents/Injuries: Lands' End has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. The hazard was discovered during internal product review.
Description: This recall involves children's Cool Blue backpacks with lights and reflective trim. The backpacks were sold in seven colors: dark blue, light blue, orange, red, green, maroon and purple. Style number 175732 is printed on a label attached to the left side of the main compartment. Backpacks sold after July 19, 2006 are not included in this recall.
Sold through: Lands' End catalog and Web site at www.landsend.com during July 2006 for about $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these backpacks immediately. Consumers with the affected backpacks are being sent a replacement backpack and battery pack with instructions to return the original product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Lands' End at (800) 200-6212 anytime.
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.
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