|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 443-8669
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Enesco Group Inc. Recalls Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers for Laceration 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: Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers
Units: About 2,600
Importer: Enesco Group Inc., of Itasca, Ill.
Hazard: When connected to a garden hose, under normal household water pressure, the sprinkler can break or shatter, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reported incidents of the sprinkler breaking apart during use, including one report of a minor laceration.
Description: This recall involves the Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinkler. The lawn sprinkler is made of resin with a decorative turtle shell and stands about 5 1/2-inches tall and 10-inches long. The bottom of the sprinkler is printed with the item number 4005179 and the Heartwood Creek logo.
Sold at: Specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through June 2006 and through QVC from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $30. QVC purchasers of this item have already received direct notice from QVC notifying them of this recall.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and contact Enesco for a product exchange or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Enesco toll-free at (888) 443-8669 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Enesco's Web site at www.enesco.com
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
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