August 17, 2006

Lands End Childrens Light-Up Backpacks Recalled 

Name of Product: Cool Blue Backpacks

Units: About 400

Importer: Lands End, of Dodgeville, Wis.

Hazard: The backpacks battery pack can overheat causing the battery case to melt, presenting a burn hazard if touched.

Description: This recall involves childrens 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.

Sold through: Lands End catalog and Web site at www.landsend.com during July 2006 for about $80.

Remedy: 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 original product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Lands End at (800) 200-6212 anytime.