Lamplight Farms Recalls Replacement Torch Fuel Containers Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2009
Release # 09-349

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 671-7988
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Lamplight Farms Recalls Replacement Torch Fuel Containers Due to Fire Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Flame Guards on Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers

Units: About 720,000

Manufacturer: Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Hazard: The flame guards on the recalled replacement torch fuel containers can malfunction and cause the containers to melt while the torch is in use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lamplight has received 35 reports of the fuel containers melting while the torch was lit including one report of a minor burn injury.

Description: The recall involves Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers sold as replacements. “RC” is stamped on the underside of the flame guard. Clear-Vu® torch fuel containers that came with torches are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount, hardware, and home improvement stores nationwide from January 2008 through August 2009 for between $1 and $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flame guards on Clear-Vu® torch fuel containers and contact Lamplight to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lamplight toll-free at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.lamplight.com

 

Picture of Recalled Flame Guards with location of Flame Guard indicated

Picture of Recalled Flame Guard with RC indicated