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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 1998

Release # 98-152
CPSC CONTACT: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219

CPSC, Boscov's Department Stores Announce Recall of Christmas Windmills

CPSC, Boscov's Department Stores Announce Recall of Christmas WindmillsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Boscov's Department Store Inc., of Reading, Pa., is recalling approximately 19,000 Christmas windmills with candles. The candles are too close to the wooden structure of the windmill, and can cause the product to catch on fire.

Boscov's stores report one incident where the windmill caught on fire. No injuries were reported.

The windmill decoration is an "A" framed windmill building structure with a nativity scene on a turntable. It is pine, with a green roof and red trim. The fans of the windmill are printed with red stars. Candles are positioned in the four corners, which when lit, are designed to generate heat to turn the fan. The decoration comes in a mostly red box with a photo of the decoration on the front and back. The box includes the words, "14" H Pine Wooden Windmill. . . MADE IN CHINA."

Boscov's stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and New York sold the windmill decorations between September 1996 and July 1998. The windmills were a promotional item sold for about $3 with a $10 purchase.

Consumers should stop using this product immediately, and return it to any Boscov's store for a refund. For more information, contact Boscov's at (610) 370-3912 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or write to Boscov's, 4500 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19606.

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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