December 26, 2002Brooklyn Lollipop Has Recalled Electric
- Brooklyn Lollipop Imports & Exports, Inc. has recalled
about 22,000 electric fans. These electric fans have undersized wiring, use
a power plug that is not polarized, have an improperly sized grill, and
overheat, all of which could cause electrocution, electric shock, fire, and
finger entrapment hazards to consumers.
CPSC and Brooklyn Lollipop 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 "Lollipop" printed on
the fan blade cover, have model numbers V1185, V1186, V1865 and V1783, which
can be found on the motor housing. The V1185, V1186, and V1865 models have
labels that read, "Hi Velocity Lollipop Air Circular." The three-speed,
four-position fans are either floor mounted or table top units. The model
V1783 has a clip-on base. These fans were manufactured in China.
Discount and variety stores in the metropolitan New York area sold these
electric fans from May 2000 through July 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 also can return
the fans to the firm for a full refund, by mailing the unit to: 7 Marcus
Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11206. For more information, call Brooklyn
Lollipop collect at (718) 388-9526 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday