Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lamplight Farms Inc. Announce Recall of 350,000 Tiki Cone Metal Torches Sold at Wal-Mart for Burn RiskJul 21, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com
The CPSC, in cooperation with Lamplight Farms Inc., a Division of W.C. Bradley Company, has announced a voluntary recall of about 350,000 Tiki® Cone Metal Torches manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
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.
The torch was sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from December 2003 through early June 2005 for about $9. 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.
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.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using these torches and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund.
Lamplight Farms can be reached toll-free at (800) 645-5267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at their Web site www.lamplightfarms.com.