November 22, 1995
Release # 96-028
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Revco Products Announce Carbon Monoxide
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Revco Products Inc., of Huntington Beach,
Calif., is recalling 10,043 Model 840 Gas Sniffer carbon monoxide detectors. The
detector's alarm may fail at hazardous levels of carbon monoxide and could expose
consumers to serious injury or death.
The rectangular, tan, plastic detectors measure approximately 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches
tall by 1.5 inches deep. Horizontal and vertical vents and the words "Gas
Sniffer" appear on the front of the detector next to an on/off switch and near two
small red and green lights. The model number, company name and address are located on a
sticker on the back of the detector.
The detectors were sold in the eastern United States from June 1986 to August 1995 through
various coal stove and fireplace accessory stores as accessories with coal stoves. The
detectors were also sold separately for up to $74.95. The detectors, packaged in a
rectangular, red and white cardboard box labeled in part, " Gas Sniffer ... Safety
First ... FOR: Coal Stove ... Central Heating ... Portable Heaters...," were sold
with a black plastic cord and black adaptor plug.
Consumers who own a Model 840 carbon monoxide detector should stop using it immediately
and return it to Revco Products, 5622-B Research Dr., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649.
Revco will provide consumers with a replacement carbon monoxide detector and will
reimburse consumers for postage expenses up to $3. For more information on this recall,
consumers can also call Revco Products at (800) 658-4658.
CPSC and Revco Products are not aware of injuries involving this product. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
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types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
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