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#148286 - 05/19/04 02:30 PM Recall of Snowmen Holiday Lamps
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CPSC, Great Gifts Inc. Announce Recall of Snowmen Holiday Lamps
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Snowmen Holiday Lamps

Units: 1,900

Importer: Great Gifts Inc., McKeesport, Pa.

Hazard: These electric holiday lamps have undersized wiring, no strain relief on the electric cords, and the molded plastic enclosure is flammable. The lamps pose fire and electrocution hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: There are three styles of snowmen lamps included in the recall. The Turbo 1541 model is a train with a snowman and light with “Joyful” written on the top. The model 1536A consists of three snowmen with a light in a campfire. Model 1628 is three snowmen with a choir book and light. Each holiday light has the model number listed on its base with the label “Made in China for Great Gifts McKeesport PA 15132.”

Sold at: Small gift stores nationwide from October 2003 through December 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured in: U.S.A. and China

Remedy: Stop using these lamps, and contact the firm to get information on returning them and receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Great Gifts Inc. toll-free at (800) 611-0651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Marian Basa at (412) 672-2300.
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