Big Lots Tabletop Torch Recall [US]


US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Big Lots recalls some Tabletop Torches due to fire, burn hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nNGiM

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Big-Lots-Recalls-Tabletop-Torches/

Additional information:Big Lots Tabletop Torches
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Tabletop Torches that have a wick and burn liquid citronella fuel. The Large Torches have a steel fuel container covered in multi-colored glass in a mosaic pattern. The large torch measures about 10 inches in diameter, 5 inches high, and weighs about 2-1/2 pounds.

The small Torches have multi-colored glass fuel containers with a metal and wire stand. They measure about 5 inches in diameter, 5-1/2 inches high and weigh about one pound. The words, “Table Top Torch distributed by Big Lots, Inc.” and item “#DC12-21111 (for the Large Torch) or Item #DC10-20160 (for the Small Torch) are printed on a yellow label on the bottom of the Large Torch and on a hang tag on the Small Torch.

According to the CPSC, the recalled glass citronella Table Torches can, once lit, flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property, posing fire and burn hazards. Big Lots has received 20 reports of liquid fuel erupting from the Torches with high flames, including two (2) serious injuries with second and third degree burns and seven (7) with minor burns. One of the serious burn injuries involved burns to the legs and abdomen and a second victim received burns all over the body while attempting to extinguish the flames. All of the incidents involved property damage.

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CPSC recall number: 13-260
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2377
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