Lands’ End Children’s
Light-Up Backpacks Recalled for Overheating
August 17, 2006
The following product safety
recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in
cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop
using Lands' End Children's Cool Blue Backpacks
unless otherwise instructed.The backpack’s
battery pack can overheat causing the battery
case to melt, presenting a burn hazard if touched.
Lands’ End has not received
any reports of injuries or incidents. The hazard
was discovered during an internal product review.
recall involves children’s Cool Blue backpacks
with lights and reflective trim. The backpacks
were sold in seven colors: dark blue, light blue,
orange, red, green, maroon and purple. Style number
175732 is printed on a label attached to the left
side of the main compartment. Backpacks sold after
July 19, 2006 are not included in this recall.
The backpacks were sold through
the Lands’ End catalog and Web site at www.landsend.com
during July 2006.
Consumers should stop using these
backpacks immediately. Consumers with the affected
backpacks are being sent a replacement backpack
and battery pack with instructions to return the
For more information, consumers
can contact Lands’ End at (800) 200-6212