|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|December 11, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Distributor: Gamenamics Inc., of Elgin, Ill.
Hazard: The hockey table's wires can overheat or melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Gamenamics has received eleven reports of burnt or melted wires. No property damage or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves cordless air-powered hockey tables with a rechargeable battery. The table can be folded and moved on attached wheels. The tables are 72-inches long and 38-inches wide and have a predominantly white surface with a bright blue aluminum rail. The playing surface contains the words "Jet Fan Hockey". The recalled items have the numbers SG-504-6c and 73058 printed on the product's carton.
Sold at: Hammacher Schlemmer and Sky Mall catalogs and Web sites from August 2006 through January 2007 and from June 2007 through July 2007 for about $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the air hockey table until they have installed the free repair kit. If consumers find wire damage, including burnt or melted wires, they should contact Hammacher Schlemmer to return the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact Hammacher Schlemmer by phone at (800) 227-3528 anytime, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org