|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: 800-531-9531
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: Superfuel Liquid Fuel
Units: About 8,500
Manufacturer: Cascade Designs Inc., of Seattle Wash.
Hazard: A manufacturing defect in the can's seam and an insufficiently applied fuel cap can cause the can to leak fuel posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported. However, CPSC and Cascade Designs discovered and subsequently investigated forty-one leaking cans found in Cascade's distribution center.
Description: The recalled fuel is used for outdoor cooking stoves. "MSR® SuperFuel" is printed on the label and is packaged in red metal cans. "SUPERFUEL, MSR Cleanest-Burning Liquid Fuel for MSR Stoves," and "32 FL OZ/1 Quart/.946 Liter" are printed across the front of the can. This recall includes cans with batch #502-167 printed on the lower back of the can in light black digits.
Sold At: Sporting good stores sold the stove fuel nationwide from March 2005 through April 2005 for about $9.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: (1) Consumers should immediately check their stove fuel cans for leaks. If the can is leaking, consumers should move it to a location where there are no ignition sources and then transfer the fuel to an approved fuel container. (2) Consumers should contact Cascade Designs Inc. to receive a replacement fuel container and funnel.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cascade Designs at (800) 531-9531 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.msrgear.com
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