October 31, 2002Carlisle Has Recalled Snake
City, NV (SafetyAlerts)
- The Carlisle Co. Inc. has recalled
about 5,000 snake lights. The circuit board in the lamps can overheat and
melt the plastic housing, posing a fire or thermal burn hazard to consumers.
The Carlisle Co. has received one report of the plastic base melting, though
no injuries have been reported.
The recalled lights were made in China and have the model number 8311, which
can be found on the package. The blue, red, green, or multi-colored lights
are about 17 inches in height and have a curved, colored piece of glass (the
bulb) that inserts into a black base. When the snake light is turned on it
gives off the appearance of "lightning" running through the lamp and into
the bulb. "Snake Light" is written on the bottom of the light.
Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants nationwide provided the lights as a redemption
prize from July 2002 through September 2002.
Consumers should stop using these lights immediately, unplug them, and
return them to any Chuck E. Cheese restaurant for a replacement prize of the
same value. Consumers also can call the Carlisle Co. at (800) 233-3931
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.