Recall: Lands' End Children's Light-Up Backpacks Recalled for Overheating

August 17, 2006
Alert #06-576

Lands' End Children's Light-Up Backpacks Recalled for Overheating

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Cool Blue Backpacks

Units: About 400

Importer: Lands' End, of Dodgeville, Wis.

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

Incidents/Injuries: Lands' End has not received any reports of injuries or incidents. The hazard was discovered during internal product review.

Description: This 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.

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

Manufactured in: China

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.

Picture of Recalled Backpack