|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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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