October, 31 2001
Emess Lighting Inc. and SLI Lighting Solutions Inc. Recall Twister Portable
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- Emess Lighting Inc. and SLI Lighting Solutions Inc. are voluntarily
recalling about 480,000 Twister portable lamps and will provide consumers
with an in-home repair kit. The lamp's bulb can become hot, presenting a
risk of burn injuries to consumers, and the risk of fire if the bulb comes
in contact with combustible materials.
SEmess Lighting, SLI Lighting Solutions and CPSC have received five reports
of injuries to consumers (including four burns and one laceration) and 12
reports of property damage due to the bulb coming in contact with bedding,
carpeting, and upholstered furniture.
The recalled Twister™ lamps are 38 inches tall, have a flexible neck, and
Looney Tunes™ or Disney™ cartoon characters on the plastic shade. Some lamps
have no cartoon characters, but have black, white, blue, green, yellow, red
or purple plastic shades. A silver label near the bulb reads in part,
"Caution: To Reduce the Risk of Fire Use 40 Watt MAX. Made in China."
Retail stores and catalogs nationwide sold the lamps between January 1997
and June 2001 for about $18.
Consumers should not use these lamps near bedding, carpeting, or upholstered
furniture. To receive a free retrofit kit, consumers should contact the
Twister Lamp Recall Hotline at (800) 366-2579 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday. Consumers also can receive the repair kit by logging
on the company's website at www.twisterlamp.com or writing to: Twister Lamp
Recall, One Early Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117. The in-home consumer
repair kit includes a wire bulb guard and enhanced safety instructions.