|July 16, 2004
CPSC, Marshall Field's Announce Recall of Fire Pit Spark Screen
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sean Conway Fire Pit Spark Screen
Units: About 430
Importer/Distributors: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn. (Marshall Field's is a division of Target Corporation)
Hazard: The fire pit spark screen can catch fire when it comes into direct contact with a flame, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Marshall Field's has received three reports of the spark screen catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled Sean Conway spark screens act as a cover over the top of a copper fire pit that sits in a black, three-legged stand. The spark screens have an item number of 525-90-0800 and a UPC number of 97169934567. The Sean Conway Fire Pit is not included in this recall.
Sold at: Marshall Field's stores in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and one store in Wisconsin, and on the company's Web site from January 2004 through May 2004 for about $50.
Manufactured In: Turkey.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the spark screens immediately and return them to any Marshall Field's store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Marshall Field's collect at (612) 375-3382 between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to 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 30 years.
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