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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
October 29, 1991
Release # 92-014

CPSC Announces Recall of "Li'l Lite" Halloween Oil Pumpkin Lamps

WASHINGTON, DC - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kaadan, Inc., of Lancaster, PA announced today that it is voluntarily recalling its "Li'l Lite" Halloween Pumpkin Oil Lamps. The product contains a high grade petroleum hydrocarbon which is combustible and if ingested by a child can get into the lungs causing chemical pneumonia which can be fatal. The product does not meet the requirements for child- resistant packaging and fails to state on its label that it is "Combustible," making it illegal for sale to consumers. The Commission is aware of one reported incident involving a child drinking the contents of the container at a retail store. The child was not injured.

These oil lamps consist of a small plastic cylindrical reservoir containing several ounces of oil with a lamp wick protruding through the center of the reservoir's top. The fuel reservoir is orange in color and decorated with Halloween graphics and labeled in part "***Kaadan, Ltd., Lancaster, PA***". The wick is covered by a plastic cap which must be removed before the lamp is lit. Because these oil lamps are brightly colored and display a Halloween motif, they are attractive to young children. Approximately 75,000 lamps were sold nationwide for approximately $1.00 each.

Consumers should immediately remove these lamps from children's reach and return them to the retail store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions may contact the firm by calling (717) 299-4818.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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