Recall: Chicago Wholesale & Imports Recall of Electric Pictures

October 12, 2004
Release # 05-006
Chicago Wholesale & Imports Hotline: (866) 885-1986
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Chicago Wholesale & Imports Inc. Announce Recall of Electric Pictures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Electric Pictures (Moveable Waterfall Pictures)

Units: 3,500

Importer: Chicago Wholesale & Imports, of Bridgeview, Ill.

Hazard: These pictures have inadequate construction, incorrect wiring, and use flammable materials, all of which pose fire and electric shock hazards to consumers.

Incidents: Chicago Wholesale & Imports has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled electric pictures are framed artwork that utilizes electric lights and sound and feature moving background scenes, including waterfalls and beach scenes. The paintings come with wooden, glass mirror, or plastic frames. The pictures come in seven different sizes: 180cm x 112cm, 148cm x 98cm, 118cm x 74cm, 98cm x 48cm, 65cm x 45cm, 26cm x 20cm, and 25cm x 25cm.

Sold at: Flea markets and dollar stores in the Midwest, primarily in the Chicago area, sold the pictures from April 2003 through April 2004 for between $20 and $150 (depending on the size).

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumer should stop using the electrical components to the pictures immediately and return them to Chicago Wholesale & Imports for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For information on returning the picture, consumers should call Chicago Wholesale & Imports toll-free at (866) 885-1986 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Electric Pictures