Recall: Flame Guards on Clear-Vu Torch Fuel Containers
On 2009-09-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Flame Guards on Clear-Vu Torch Fuel Containers due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2008 for about $1 to $3.
About 700,000 units are involved in this Lamplight Farms torch fuel container recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outdoor Lighting & Torches category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 671-7988
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Discount, hardware, and home improvement stores nationwide from January 2008 through August 2009 for between $1 and $3.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flame guards on Clear-Vu torch fuel containers and contact Lamplight to receive a free repair kit.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lamplight has received 35 reports of the fuel containers melting while the torch was lit including one report of a minor burn injury.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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