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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 1997

Release # 97-067
CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC and Leon Korol Company Recall Irons

CPSC and Leon Korol Company Recall IronsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Leon Korol Company of Elk Grove Village, Ill., is recalling over 5,000 electric irons. The iron's thermostat does not have a back-up protective device to prevent overheating, which can present a fire hazard.

CPSC has received one report of the iron catching on fire while in the "OFF" position. No injuries or property damage was reported.

The iron (model YPZ-100) is made of white or red plastic, with a detachable water tank. The iron was packaged in a light blue, cardboard box labeled, "NNE Steam/Dry & Spray Electric Iron With Detachable Water Tank." The model number is located on a sticker on the back of the iron. The iron is imported from China by NNE International USA Inc. of Pomona, Calif.

Discount stores sold the irons nationwide from December 1995 through February 1996 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the irons, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers can call Leon Korol Company toll-free at (888) 798-2004.

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 report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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