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                   Ballard Designs Inc.
           Recalls Potted Candles for Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed.

Name of Product: Toulon Potted Candles

Distributor: Ballard Designs Inc., of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The packaging or holder can ignite, posing a fire 
hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Toulon potted candles 
that were sold individually and as a set. The larger, 
citronella-scented single candles were sold in cream, 
green and terracotta. Candles sold as a set include four 
smaller candles with cream or green pots and were sold 
in citronella and unscented. Item numbers involved in 
the recall are AW058 (single) and AW057 (set). The pots 
have a raised floral and garland design.

Sold at: Ballard Designs’ Web site and through its toll-
free number from May 2006 through June 2006 for about 
$35 for set of four candles and $69 for the large candle.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these candles 
immediately and discard them. Consumers should contact 
Ballard Designs for instructions on how to receive a 
full refund. Direct notices from Ballard Designs are 
being sent to consumers with the recalled candles.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should 
contact Ballard Designs at (800) 367-2810 anytime, or 
visit the firm’s Web site at www.ballarddesigns.com

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   Dell Announces Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries
                    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: Dell-branded lithium-ion batteries made 
with cells manufactured by Sony

Battery Distributor: Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp., of 
Japan.

Hazard: These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing 
a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dell has received six reports of 
batteries overheating, resulting in property damage to 
furniture and personal effects. No injuries have been 
reported.

Description: The recalled batteries were sold with or sold 
separately to be used with the following Dell notebook 
computers:

Latitude™ D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, 
D800, D810; 

Inspiron™ 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 500m, 510m, 
600m, 6400, E1505, 700m, 710m, 9400, E1705; 

Dell Precision™ M20, M60, M70 and M90 mobile workstations; 
and XPS,™ XPS Gen2, XPS M170 and XPS M1710.
 
“Dell” and one of the following markings are printed on 
the batteries: “Made in Japan,” “Made in China,” or 
“Battery Cell Made in Japan Assembled in China.” The 
identification number for each battery appears on a white 
sticker.

Sold through: Dell’s Web site, phone and direct sales as 
part of a service replacement program, and catalogs from 
April 2004 through July 2006. The computers with these 
batteries sold for between $500 and $2850 and individual 
batteries sold for between $60 and $180.

Manufactured In: Japan and China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled batteries 
immediately and contact Dell to receive a replacement battery. 
Consumers can continue to use the notebook computers safely 
by turning the system off, ejecting the battery, and using 
the AC adapter and power cord to power the system until the 
replacement battery is received.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dell 
toll-free at (866) 342-0011 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT 
Monday through Friday, log on to the firm’s Web site at 
www.dellbatteryprogram.com, or write to: Dell Inc., Attn: 
Battery Recall, 9701 Metric Blvd., Austin, Texas 78758.

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                     Gotham Light Fixtures
            Recalled Due to Risk of Falling Parts

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
instructed.

Name of Product: Gotham 8-inch APR/APRH Down Lighting 
Fixtures

Manufacturer: Gotham Architectural Lighting division of 
Acuity Lighting Group Inc., of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The reflector/trim pieces may not be properly 
attached to each other. The lower portion of the reflector/
trim assembly could detach and fall from the ceiling strik-
ing consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Acuity Lighting Group has received 
three reports of the fixture’s reflector parts falling. 
No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled lighting fixtures 
have clear, black, pewter, wheat, umber, gold or champagne 
gold finishes on the trim. Only models APR incandescent 
and APRH high-intensity discharge down lights with 8-inch 
openings are included in this recall.

Sold at: Lighting and electrical supply distributors 
between March 2005 and June 2006 for between $85 and 
$220.

Assembled in: United States

Remedy: Gotham Lighting is directly contacting facility 
managers and business owners to schedule an inspection 
and free repair. Contact Gotham Lighting if you have not 
been contacted yet.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Gotham 
Lighting at (800) 315-4982 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET 
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at 
www.gothamlighting.com

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