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Recall: Stanley thermos bottles

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On 2005-09-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Stanley thermos bottles due to a potential poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2002 for about $25.00.

About 50,000 units are involved in this thermos bottle recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Sports / Water Bottles & Thermoses category in 2005.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800)919-6330

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What is the problem?

The handle on the thermos bottles can break, causing the vacuum seal to fail and release organic, non-toxic charcoal powder insulation into the air. This can cause consumers to suffer short-term vision problems and temporary breathing problems when they inhale the powder.

Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves the brushed stainless steel and the green 1-liter and 2-quart bottles, and the 24-oz. wide mouth food jar. The recalled thermos bottles have only two spot welds per handle bracket.

These items were sold new+ at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target and other discount department stores nationwide from October 2002 through February 2003 for about $25.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact PMI for a free replacement thermos bottle. PMI will provide all shipping charges for returned bottles.

Contact PMI at (800)919-6330 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Stanley-pmi.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

PMI has received 654 reports of handles breaking and non-toxic charcoal powder insulation releasing into the air. The firm has received 23 reports of consumers who had difficulty breathing or seeing, and in some cases, began vomiting and coughing. More than 60 of the incidents occurred in trucks or cars creating the potential for impaired vision. There have been 446 reports of property damage.

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+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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