|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2003
Release # 03-194
|Company Phone Number: (800) 972-3151
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, The Wenzel Co. Announce Recall of Eddie Bauer Propane Lanterns
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Eddie Bauer Propane Lanterns
Manufacturer: The Wenzel Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The lanterns could produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers if the lantern is used indoors.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The Eddie Bauer lantern, sold exclusively at Target stores, is ocean blue with two mantles. It has a glass globe, electronic ignition, and an extra-large hood and handle. When assembled, the lantern sits on a plastic base that houses the propane fuel cylinder. The "Eddie Bauer" name appears on the front of the product on an oval panel immediately below a black on/off switch. The Wenzel Company produces the lantern under license with Eddie Bauer.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2003 through July 2003 for between $38 and $50.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should return these lanterns to any Target store or contact The Wenzel Co. for a refund. Consumers should detach the lantern from the propane cylinder and should return only the lantern itself to the Target store.
Consumer Contact: Call Wenzel toll-free at (800) 972-3151 anytime, or visit Wenzel's Web site at www.wenzelco.com.
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