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Blitz USA Recalls Enviro-Flo™ Plus Fuel Containers Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2009
Release # 09-288

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Blitz USA Recalls Enviro-Flo™ Plus 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: Enviro-Flo Plus Fuel Containers (1 and 2 gallon container sizes)

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: Blitz USA Inc., of Miami, Okla.

Hazard: The spout’s plunger cap can dislodge which can open the seal of the fuel container and allow gasoline vapors to escape. This could cause liquid gasoline to spill from the top of the container during use and result in a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recall involves green Enviro-Flo Plus spouts used with 1 and 2 gallon fuel containers. Only spouts with manufacture date codes listed from 04/17/2009 through 04/19/2009 are included in the recall. The manufacture date code is etched into the side of the spout. The spouts were used on fuel containers with item numbers 81005 (1 gallon) and 81010 (2 gallon) printed on the labels. Date codes affected include:

041709xx1 (April 17, 2009, Automated Assembly)
041809xx1 (April 18, 2009, Automated Assembly)
041909xx1 (April 19, 2009, Automated Assembly)

All spout delivery systems manufactured outside these dates or with number sequence ending in a zero (0) are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Home improvement, mass merchandisers, automotive and various retailers nationwide from June 2009 through July 2009 for between $6 and $10.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately empty their gasoline container and contact Blitz for a free replacement spout delivery system. The gasoline container should not be used until a replacement spout delivery system is installed on the container.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Blitz Inc. at (888) 540-5177 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.blitzusa.com

Picture of Recalled Fuel Container

Picture of Recalled Fuel Container Spout