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Fire Hazard Prompts Paper Towel Dispenser Recall

Aug 6, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP

Paper towel dispensers made by  Global Plastics Ltd., of City of Industry, Calif. have been recalled because they pose a fire hazard.  

The recalled product is a Baywest & Hillyard Hybrid Wave N Cut hybrid paper towel dispenser. The product can operate in either a mechanical or electronic mode.  They were sold by Bay West & Hillyard directly to its commercial customers from February 2009 through May 2009.

According to the recall notice, the dispenser’s electric board can overheat posing a fire hazard. he firm has received two incidents of the dispenser overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and remove the batteries; the dispenser will operate in a mechanical mode. Consumers should contact Global Plastics for instructions on how to receive a replacement dispenser. Global Plastics is directly contacting its customers.

For additional information, contact Global Plastics at (888) 225-7380 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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