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Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Light Up Decorations

Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Light Up Decorations

The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION again remind consumers about a recent product recall issued by TJX, of its Gardeners Eden™ light-up autumn decorations. This product recall is announced in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission "(CPSC"). Please also be reminded that it is a federal offense to sell, or otherwise attempt to resell, a recalled consumer product.

The product defect associated with these various light up decorations involves exposed wiring at, or otherwise near the unit's battery boxes, which can lead to short circuits, thereby posing an obvious fire and burn injury hazard to consumers.

There are approximately 4,600 of these decorations currently in distribution within the United States, alone. This product recall involves Autumn 2013 Gardeners Eden (wreaths) as well as Chinese Lantern plant arrangements.

The wreaths are made of flammable materials such as dry twigs bound together by wire and twine arrangements. There are additional, LED lights in the pumpkins, and these, various LEDs are powered by AA batteries, which are housed in a plastic battery box. For product identification purposes, style and lot numbers are located on the price tags which are attached to the units' hangtags. These are the corresponding units of wreaths and Chinese Lanterns which are being recalled due to fire and burn injury hazards:

Wreath
585738
T.J. Maxx

Chinese Lantern
585755

Wreath
805496
Marshalls

Chinese Lantern
805509

Wreath
667661, 667689, 676074
HomeGoods

Chinese Lantern
686740

TJX is already in receipt of multiple reports of the unit overheating from the field. Consumers are instructed to immediately cease the use of these recalled products and make sure to remove the batteries. These products were sold at retail at various TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshall's locations from approximately August of 2013 through September of 2013 at price points varying between $25 and $30. These units were imported by the TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts, and manufactured in China.

The product liability attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are experts in fire and casualty cases and are members of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") Research Committee. Attorney David Shoop is an expert in the application of NFPA 921 standards and has investigated countless burn and property damage cases in California and throughout the nation. His most recent burn injury settlement totaled $3.5 million for his clients.

Without question, fire and casualty matters are very complex legal undertakings that require the skill of highly experienced lawyers. Fire and casualty cases can easily be mishandled by inexperienced lawyers that are well-intentioned but do not regularly handle these types of specialized cases. The attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have successfully resolved numerous property and burn injury cases, and we assemble a team of the very best engineering and cause and origin experts for a full and complete fire scene analysis as well as product testing of retained, evidentiary items from the scene.

If you or a loved on has suffered a catastrophic burn injury in a residential or commercial fire, you have to hire a law firm that has specialized knowledge and expertise in this field. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights - regardless of where you live. WE GET RESULTS, PERIOD.

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