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February 22, 2001

Outdoor Solar Lights Recalled

Solar lights recalledDallas, TX (SafetyAlerts) - The Brinkmann Corporation has announced a recall of about 79,000 outdoor solar lights for repair. The beveled lens on the solar light can act as a magnifying glass. When sunlight passes through the lens, nearby combustible materials, such as mulch or dry grass, can catch on fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Brinkmann have received five reports of grass and mulch fires caused by these solar lights. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the outdoor Endura "Contempra" solar light with a beveled lens ring around the middle. The light is black and clear with a solar panel on top, and is mounted on a black stake. They were sold in single, two, four and six packs.

Home, hardware and discount department stores nationwide, as well as mail order catalogs, sold these solar lights from February 1998 through December 2000 for between $20 and $85.

Consumers should stop using the recalled solar lights immediately, and contact Brinkmann Corp. at (800) 675-5301 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to receive a free repair kit.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 22, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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