|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2005
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 645-5267
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: Tiki® Cone Metal Torch
Units: About 350,000
Manufacturer: Lamplight Farms Inc., a Division of W.C. Bradley Company, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Hazard: The head and cover of these torches can come loose or be dislodged during use, allowing torch fuel to spill. This poses a risk of burn injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Lamplight Farms has received one report that a torch head fell off the torch pole when bumped and spilled torch fuel. The spilled fuel was ignited by the burning wick, resulting in second and third degree burns to a consumer.
Description: The recalled Tiki® Cone Metal Torch is a 6-foot long, outdoor, open-flame lamp consisting of a black metal pole topped by a copper-colored, cone-shaped metal head. A black decorative rod spirals around the head of the torch. The torch head includes the fuel reservoir, cover and wick. It was sold under Lamplight Farms model numbers 1263 and 126301 and Wal-Mart item numbers 1656121 and 1691366. Both items were sold with the same UPC number 086861012635, which is located on the bottom of the printed hangtag.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these torches from December 2003 through early June 2005 for about $9.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these torches and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Lamplight Farms toll-free at (800) 645-5267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.lamplightfarms.com
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