|July 5, 2001
CPSC, Cans Unlimited, Inc. Announce Recall of Kerosene Heaters/ Cookers
PRODUCT: Kerosene heater/cooker - Cans Unlimited Inc. (CUI), of Greer, S.C., is voluntarily recalling 2,280 Fujika kerosene heaters/cookers. The recall involves Fujika Models KSP-229 and KSP-231 Hi-Pet Heater/Cookers. Cans Unlimited, Inc. catalog and web site sold these units nationwide between April 1999 and January 2000 for $63 to $93.
PROBLEM: The recalled units are not approved for use indoors. Use indoors can lead to injury and possibly death from carbon monoxide poisoning. The cookers also do not have an automatic extinguishing mechanism that would operate if they turned over and lack adequate guarding.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled kerosene heater/cooker immediately and contact Cans Unlimited, Inc. to receive a refund or replacement. Consumers should call Cans Unlimited, Inc. toll free at (800) 336-3523 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Consumers can access Cans Unlimited Inc. web site at www.cuiheat.com/pages/recall.html. Consumers can also write Cans Unlimited, Inc. at 1700 Poplar Drive, Greer, SC 29651. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.
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