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             Desk Lamps Sold at Office Depot
                Recalled for Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Taylor Desk Lamp

Manufacturer: Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc., of 
Tampa, Fla.

Hazard: The fiberglass sheath intended to protect the 
electrical cord can become improperly aligned during 
consumer assembly of the lamp. This poses a shock hazard 
to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. 
has received four reports of minor electrical shocks. No 
property damage has been reported.

Description: This recall involves “Taylor” model burnish-
ed nickel metal desk lamp. The adjustable lamp is 16- to 
24.75-inches high with adjustment points at the base, mid-
shaft and shade. An “O” logo is engraved on the tube cup 
under the rotary power switch and the name “OTT-LITE” is 
engraved on the front of the base. Model number 13Z63BN9 
or 13T63BN9 is printed on a black label on the underside 
of the base.

Sold at: Office Depot stores nationwide from May 2006 to 
October 2006 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp 
and contact Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. for 
instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should 
contact Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. toll-free at 
(866) 421-5180 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday though
Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.ott-lite.com/recall

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                Scott Electric Co. Inc. 
          Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers
                   Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Counterfeit “Square D” Circuit Breakers

Distributor/Retailer: Scott Electric Co. Inc., of Greensburg, 
Pa.

Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers labeled “Square D” are 
counterfeit and might not trip when they are overloaded, 
posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Scott Electric Co. is not aware of any 
incidents or injuries associated with these counterfeit 
circuit breakers.

Description: The counterfeit circuit breakers include Square 
D QO-series models 115, 120, 130, 160, 215, 230, 260, 1515, 
and 1520. Actual Square D circuit breakers have (a) the amp 
rating written on the handle in white paint on the front of 
the breaker; (b) on the side of the breaker, where wire 
terminal screw is located, the arc shoot opening should have 
squared corners with the bottom edge of the opening angled 
up; (c) the mounting clip should be yellow chromate with 
half of the top of the clip visible; and (d) the Square D 
insignia should be molded onto the breaker. If your Square 
D breaker does not match this description, it could be 
counterfeit.

Sold through: Scott Electric Co. distributor locations 
throughout Pennsylvania and Texas from May 2005 through May 
2006 for between $4 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Scott Electric Co. to 
arrange for a free inspection and if necessary, replace-
ment or refund.

Consumer Contact: To arrange for a free inspection or for 
additional information, contact Scott Electric toll-free 
at (877) 222-0473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday 
through Friday or log on to www.scottelectricusa.com - 
consumers and contractors can also obtain additional 
information by e-mailing Scott Electric at
tdiorio@scottelectricusa.com

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  Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mattel’s Polly Pocket
                     Magnetic Play Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer pro-
duct. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Products: Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with 
magnets

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the dolls and accessories can 
fall out undetected by parents and caregivers. The magnets 
can be swallowed, aspirated by young children or placed by 
a child in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet 
is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause 
intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can 
be fatal. Aspiration to the lungs requires immediate 
surgery. Magnets placed in the nose or ears can cause 
swelling and be difficult to remove.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of 170 reports of the 
small magnets coming out of these recalled toys. There 
were three reports of serious injuries to children who 
swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered 
intestinal perforations that required surgery. A 2-year-
old child was hospitalized for seven days and a 7-year-old 
child was hospitalized for 12 days. An 8-year-old child 
was also hospitalized.

Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain 
plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. 
The magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are imbedded 
in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic 
clothing, hair pieces and other accessories to help the 
pieces attach to the doll or to the doll’s house. The 
model number is printed on the bottom of the largest 
pieces on some of the play sets. Contact Mattel if you 
cannot find a model number on your product to determine 
if it is part of the recall. Polly Pocket magnetic play 
sets currently on store shelves are not included in this 
recall.

Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets Item Number 
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Hangin’ Out House™ B2632 
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Treetop Clubhouse™ B3158 
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ B3201 
Polly Totally!™ Polly Place™ Totally Tiki Diner™ B7118 
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Boutique G8605 
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ City Pretty Playset H1537 
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Sporty Style Playset H1538 
Polly Pocket!™ Totally Zen™ Playset H3211 

Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores from 
May 2003 through September 2006 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled 
toys away from children and contact Mattel to arrange for 
the return of the sets and to receive a voucher for a 
replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value 
of the returned product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact 
Mattel at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit the firm’s 
Web site at www.service.mattel.com

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