Outdoor Hanging Lanterns Recalled for Fall Hazard

Quoizel Inc. has recalled about 150 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Outdoor Hanging Lanterns due to fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The agency is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Outdoor Hanging Lanterns immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The recalled Outdoor Hanging Lanterns were manufactured in China and imported by Quoizel Inc. of Goose Creek, South Carolina.

The glass lantern can separate from the top support ring and fall, injuring people who are nearby. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves outdoor hanging lanterns labeled as “Northridge” in the Quoizel 2009 catalog with the model number #AGNT1912K. The lantern is made of black aluminum; yellow, orange, and white glass; and red, orange. and beige agate stones. The recalled Outdoor Hanging Lantern is 19.5 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter. The model number is located on the side of the lantern’s box, on a tag attached to the lantern, on the instruction sheet, and on the lantern’s ceiling mount.

The recalled Outdoor Hanging Lanterns were sold at specialty lighting retail shops and online from June 2008 to January 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the outdoor hanging lantern and contact Quoizel Inc. for a free replacement. Quoizel Inc. can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.316.2589 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.quoizel.com.

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