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‘Contempra’ Solar Lights Recalled

February 23, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Texas company is recalling about 79,000 outdoor solar lights because they may cause combustible materials to catch fire.

The Brinkmann Corp. of Dallas is recalling the Endurea ``Contempra″ light for repair, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. There have been five reports of grass and mulch fires caused by the beveled lens of the light acting as a magnifying glass, the agency said.

The light is black and clear, with a solar panel on top. It is mounted on a black stake, and was sold in packs of two, four and six.

Home stores and mail order catalogs nationwide sold the lights from February of 1998 through December of last year for $20 to $85.

The CPSC said consumers should stop using the lights immediately.

For a free repair kit, consumers can contact Brinkmann Corp. at 1-800-675-5301 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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On the Net:

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

Brinkmann Corp.: http://www.thebrinkmanncorp.com

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