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May 3, 1995

Release # 95-115
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, New Creative Enterprises Announce Electric Potpourri Cooker Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), New Creative Enterprises Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio., is recalling 100,000 electric potpourri cookers, items number 32872, 32881, 32882, 32883, and 92891. The cookers present an electric shock hazard.

The white ceramic potpourri cookers come in three styles with flowers, humming birds, or the sun and stars painted on the side, all with a white lid and a white power cord. The cookers, which hold approximately 1.5 cups of water, have a sticker on the bottom that reads, "NEW CREATIVE ENTERPRISES INC Made in Taiwan." Item numbers are printed on the outside of the retail boxes. The cookers are suitable for use as a warming dish for food, as a serving dish for dip or sauces, or as a decorative novelty item.

Gift shops and retailers sold the New Creative Enterprises cookers nationwide from January 1989 through April 1995 for $12.95.

Although New Creative Enterprises has received no complaints or reports of injuries, the company is taking this action as a preventive measure.

Consumers who own the recalled cookers should stop using them immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can call New Creative Enterprises at (800) 435-1623, ext. 113, for more information.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to