October 8, 2002Thrifty Paper Has Recalled
- Thrifty Paper Co. has recalled
about 26,000 electric fans. These electric fans have undersized wiring, use
a power plug that is not polarized, overheat and have an improperly sized
grill, all of which could cause electrocution, electric shock, fire, and
finger entrapment hazards to consumers.
CPSC and Thrifty Paper Co. have not received any reports of incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled electric fans, which have the brand name "Top Choice" printed
on the fan blade cover, were sold under seven different model names:
SF16BU(BE), SF16BK, DF16BU(BE), DF18, FL18, and BSD-18066. The model name
can be found on the motor housing. The DF18 and FL18 models have a label
that reads, "Hi Velocity Top Choice Air Circulator," which is also located
on the fan blade cover. The three-speed, four-position fans are either
floor-mounted or table-top units. The fans were manufactured in China.
Discount and variety stores in the metropolitan New York area sold these
electric fans from April 2000 through June 2002 for between $10 and $15.
Consumers should stop using these electric fans immediately and return them
to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also return
the fans to the firm for a full refund, by mailing the unit to: 110 West
Graham Ave., Hempstead, N.Y., 11550. For more information, contact Thrifty
Paper Co. toll-free at (888) 281-3281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday