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November 22, 2000

The Morton Paper Co. Recalls Desk Fans

The Morton Paper Co. Recalls Desk FansBrooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Morton Paper Co. is recalling about 4,500 desk fans.

The fans could overheat during use, and do not have sufficient guards to prevent possible finger entrapment. These fans present electrocution, shock, fire, and finger amputation hazards.

No injuries have been reported.

The desk fan being recalled is a 16-inch "PIONEER" brand. The desk fan is labeled on its base "PIONEER, 16" DESK FAN, MADE IN TAIWAN".

Discount stores in the metropolitan New York area sold these electric fans from April 1999 through June 2000 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using these fans immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Morton Paper Co. collect at (718) 417-1717 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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