About 1,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Fellowes Climate Control Footrests, which were imported by Fellowes, Inc., of Itasca, Illinois, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The Fellowes Climate Control Footrestâ€™s fan can become blocked and overheat when used in the upright position, posing a fire hazard. To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.
The recalled footrests, which were manufactured in China, are black and made of plastic. Of note, China is a country long associated with products that have been found to be dangerous and linked to an increasing and significant string of recalls.
The Fellowes brand item #80309 can be found on the serial label at the bottom side of the footrest, which can be identified by Revision or letter â€œAâ€ on the label, which appears after the date code.
The recalled Fellowes Climate Control Footrests were sold to Business-to-Business resellers only, including Office Depot Business Services Division; SP Richards; Staples Advantage; United Stationers; Tri-Mega; and WW Grainger. These products were not sold in retail locations. The recalled footrests sold from October 2009 through January 2010 for about $73.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Fellowes Climate Control Footrest and contact Fellowes to arrange for product return and replacement or a full refund. Fellowes can be reached toll-free at 1-800-955-3344 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time or at the firmâ€™s Web site at www.fellowes.com