Sears Canada Advised by Charlescraft of a Potential Safety Hazard relating to Branded Portable Coolers

    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by
Charlescraft of a potential safety hazard relating to certain Labatt Blue
Light and Coca Cola branded portable coolers. Charlescraft has discovered that
the 120V AC power supply may overheat, which could present a fire hazard and
risk of injury or property damage.
    The affected products were sold at Sears Canada department stores,
through the Sears Canada catalogue, and on-line at between
November 2005 and August 2007. The list of affected model numbers and
corresponding Sears item numbers that were sold by Sears are as follows:

    Sears Item  Model                                Sears Selling Price
    Number      Number    Description                (or sale price)
    ----------  --------  -------------------------  -------------------
    80056       XHC-LBL   Labatt Blue Light English  $99.99 ($49.99)
    80106       XHC-LBLF  Labatt Blue Light French   $49.99
    81144       XHC-11    Coca Cola                  $99.99

    Charlescraft has received two reported incidents to date.

    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada advises customers who
own an affected product to immediately cease using the portable cooler with
the 120V AC power supply. Customers are asked to contact Charlescraft at
1-800-414-5027, or by e-mail at, to arrange for return of
their affected product and to receive a replacement 120V AC power supply at no
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its department stores to
advise customers of this safety recall. Sears Canada is bringing this matter
to the public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and regrets any
inconvenience that may be experienced by our customers.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 179 dealer stores, 61 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at

For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Corporate
Communications, (416) 941-4424,

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