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|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
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