|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 464-0164
Home Decorators Collection Recalls Wall Sconces Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
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: Home Decorators Collection Wall Sconces
Units: About 900
Distributor: Home Decorators Collection, of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: A missing back plate exposes consumers to live wires, posing a risk of electrical shock to consumers changing the light bulb.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves "Oyster Bay" model wall sconces. The Tiffany-style design includes multi-colored glass with a black outline. The following model numbers are involved in the recall. Model numbers are located on the product's packaging.
Sold at: Home Decorators Collection stores nationwide and homedecorators.com from December 2004 through January 2007 for between $70 and $80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Home Decorators for information on receiving a free replacement sconce or a full refund, including shipping. With either option, consumers will receive $50 towards the replacement fee. Consumers should not attempt electrical repairs of the recalled sconces.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Home Decorators Collection at (800) 464-0164 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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