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Fireplace Screens Recalled

March 20, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Mississippi company is recalling about 600 fireplace screens sold in Wal-Mart stores because the metal mesh is coated with paint that can ignite and start fires.

Pascal Products Co., of Jackson, has not received any reports of fires or injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recalled screens are Wal-Mart Home Trends 2-Paneled Fireplace Screens with model number 500RR.

Wal-Mart stores sold these light rust colored screens from September 2001 through December 2001 for about $30. Dark brown fireplace screens are not included in this recall.

The government said consumers should stop using the screens and return them to Wal-Mart for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Pascal at 1-601-362-6813 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.


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