Wall Sconce Recall


NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2007 Release #07-134
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 464-0164 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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.
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.
39651- 39661- 39670- 39681- 40357- 41511- 43567- 39652- 39662- 39671- 40041- 40358- 41512- 43568- 39653- 39664- 39675- 40042- 41418- 41647- 43569- 39657- 39665- 39676- 40206- 41419- 41648- 43738- 39658- 39666- 39678- 40207- 41488- 41649- 43739- 39659- 39667- 39679- 40330- 41489- 43565- 43740- 39660- 39669- 39680- 40331- 41509- 43566- 33049-
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.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07134.html
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[...]
Imagine my surprise.
How long will it take, I wonder, before consumers wake up and quit buying this crap??
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Regards,
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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Forever, although Americans will buy less as hourly wages equalize :-)
Nick
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On 22 Mar 2007 07:52:47 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@ece.villanova.edu wrote:

Ha ha ha!
Wait that isn't funny!
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info

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wrote:

I just heard that a Chinese car is being planned for sale in the US.

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wrote:

I hope! Unlike the "In Name Only" American car makers, Asian car makers are opening plants in the US. Maybe we can get a few more manufacturing jobs here. Just hope no "In Name Only" American Car companies buy them out, since they might just move them down to Mexico. ;)
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