March 23, 2000Electric Shocks Prompt Prince
Lionheart Baby Wipe Warmer Recall
Santa Maria, CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Advance Thermo Control (ATC), of Hong
Kong, is voluntarily recalling 152,000 baby wipe warmers distributed by Prince Lionheart
Inc. Cracks in the interior tub of these wipe warmers can allow water to contact the
electrical components. This can result in consumers receiving an electric shock.
Prince Lionheart has received four reports of electric shocks when consumers touched the
wipes in the warmers with cracked tubs.
This recall involves Prince Lionheart Baby Wipe Warmers with style number 0224 and date
codes between 9803 and 9901 with cracked tubs. The style number and date code are written
on the bottom of the units.
The wipe warmers are white plastic
boxes that are 9 inches long, 6 inches wide and 4.75 inches high. "PRINCE
LIONHEART" is written on the lid of the warmers. A orange light is located on the
front of the warmers to indicate when it is on. "Santa Maria, CA USA" and
"MADE IN CHINA" are written on the bottom of the units.
Toy, department and baby specialty
stores, including Toys "R" Us and Burlington Coat Factory, and mail order
catalogs, sold these wipe warmers nationwide from February 1998 through December 1999 for
Consumers should immediately unplug
the warmers, remove the wipes, and check to see if the interior tub is cracked. If so,
stop using the warmer immediately, and call ATC for information on receiving a free
replacement unit. If the tub of the wipe warmer is not cracked, the unit is not part of
the recall, and consumers can continue to use the appliance.
For more information, contact ATC at
(888) 843-8718 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers March 23, 2000.
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