About 430 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Oven Rack Guards have been recalled by Christmas Tree Shops due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using recalled Oven Rack Guards immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Oven Rack Guards were imported by Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Union, New Jersey and manufactured in China by Gong Ming Xia Cun Plastic Mfy, Bao An, China.
The product cannot withstand the high temperatures stated on the packaging and can overheat, posing a fire hazard. To date, the firm has received nine reports of the product causing smoke or catching fire. Of those nine reports, three consumers reported property damage and five reported injuries, such as headache, sore throat, nausea, and eye irritation from smoke.
The recalled Oven Rack Guard is intended to be placed on an oven rack to prevent burns on the arms or wrist when placing items in, or removing items from, an oven. The Oven Rack Guard is off-white in color, is 18 inches long, and contains five metal snaps that secure the Oven Rack Guard to the oven rack. The SKU number is 66262 and the UPC number is 15697769. Both numbers are located on the package.
The recalled Oven Rack Guards were sold at Christmas Tree Shops primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions in October 2010 for about $3.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Oven Rack Guard and return it to any Christmas Tree Shop location for a full refund. Christmas Tree Shops can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888. 287.3232, with calls accepted 24 hours a day, seven days per week. The firm can also be reached at its website at www.christmastreeshops.com