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Oven Rack Guard Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Christmas Tree Shops Inc., of Union, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of about 430 Oven Rack Guards today.

Manufacturer: Gong Ming Xia Cun Plastic Mfy, Bao An, China

Hazard: The product cannot withstand the high temperatures stated on the packaging and can overheat posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of the product causing smoke or catching fire. Of those eight reports, three consumers reported property damage and five reported injuries, such as headache, sore throat, nausea and eye irritation from smoke.

Description: The recalled Oven Rack Guard is intended to be placed on an oven rack to prevent burns on the arms or wrist when placing items in or removing them from an oven. The Oven Rack Guard is off white in color, 18 inches long and contains five metal snaps that secure the Oven Rack Guard to the oven rack. The SKU number is 66262 and the UPC number is 15697769. Both numbers are located on the package.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions in October 2010 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Christmas Tree Shop location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 with calls accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, or visit the firm's website at

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