March 29, 2006
Alert #06-540


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: Underground Neon Signs

Units: About 1,200

Distributor: Signals Catalogue Corp., of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The AC adaptor used with these signs can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Signals Catalogue Corp. has received four reports of the adaptors overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The London Underground Neon Wall Sign is made of metal with glass tubing, containing neon gas and includes an AC adaptor. It was sold under item #HB3163, but this is not written on the sign. It is 14.5 inches by 12 inches, and is a licensed product from the London Transport Museum. There is a label attached to back of sign, which reads: "UNDERGROUND®; ©Transport for London; Exclusively designed Underground product, ©TfL registered user no. 04/4088."

Sold at: Signals Catalogue and online store ( exclusively from June 2005 through February 2006 for about $60.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled signs immediately. Consumers will receive a prepaid postage mailing box to return the sign for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Signals Customer Service at (800) 669-5225 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Signals Catalog, c/o Customer Service HB3163 Product Recall, 5581 Hudson Industrial Parkway, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Consumers also can get more information by going to the firm's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Sign