Dritz(TM) Electric Scissors Recalled by Prym Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Jun 10, 2010, 14:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Dritz Quick Cut™ Electric Scissors

Units: About 12,000

Distributor: Prym Consumer USA, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: The electric scissors can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Prym Consumer USA has received two reports of the electric scissors igniting causing minor property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

Description: The electric scissors are white and blue, about 10" long and include an AC adaptor. "Dritz" is written on the handle on the blue grip.  

Sold at:  Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and other craft stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2010 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the scissors to store where purchased or mail directly to Prym Consumer USA for a refund.  If mailing to Prym, please include the product, your complete name, mailing address and phone number in the package and mail to Prym Consumer USA Recall Center, 950 Brisack Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm at 800-255-7796 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, by e-mail at customer.service@prym-consumer-usa.com or on the firm's website at www.prym-consumer-usa.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 255-7796

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission