Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is recalling about 720,000 of its Flame Guards on Clear-VuÂ® Torch Fuel Containers due to <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The flame guards on the recalled replacement torch fuel containers can malfunction and cause the containers to melt while the torch is in use, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To date, Lamplight has received 35 reports of the fuel containers melting while the torch was lit including one report of a minor burn injury.
The recall involves Clear-VuÂ® Torch Fuel Containers sold as replacements. â€œRCâ€ is stamped on the underside of the flame guard. Clear-VuÂ® torch fuel containers that came with torches are not included in this recall. The recalled Clear-VuÂ® Torch Fuel Containers sold for between $1 and $3 at discount, hardware, and home improvement stores nationwide from January 2008 through August.
The recalled Clear-VuÂ® Torch Fuel Containers were manufactured in China.
We have long been writing about the myriad problems associated with imports entering the United States from China. In recent years, imports from China have been at the center of safety worries in the United States and other countries with Chinese-made products impacting everything from medications, to toys, to consumer products, to pet food, to tooth paste.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled flame guards on Clear-VuÂ® torch fuel containers and contact Lamplight to receive a free repair kit. Lamplight can be reached toll-free at 1-866-671-7988 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.lamplight.com.