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|Release # 93-079
"Everything's A Dollar" Recalls
Citronella Scented 33-Inch Lawn Torch
PRODUCT: Approximately 45,000 "Citronella
Scented 33-inch Bamboo Lawn Torches" sold at "Everything's A Dollar" retail
stores between April and July 1992. The torch is a 33 inch long, cylinder shaped, wax
candle on a bamboo stake, which is used outdoors for lighting and insect control.
PROBLEM: The torch may suddenly erupt or "flash", shooting flames and hot wax
onto consumers in close proximity.
WHAT TO DO: Return torches to "Everything's A Dollar" retail stores for a full
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
"Everything's A Dollar," Milwaukee, WI, is voluntarily recalling approximately
45,000 bamboo lawn torches it sold between April and July 1992.
The $1.00 torches, designed for temporary outside lighting and insect control, are 33
inches long, cylinder shaped, citronella scented, wax candles on bamboo stakes. The
torches have the potential to erupt and "flash", possibly showering sparks,
flames or hot wax onto people nearby. There have been reports of seven incidents involving
The lawn torches were sold at various "Everything's A Dollar" retail stores
nationwide. They can be identified by their bright yellow packaging containing the printed
phrase "Citronella Scented 33-inch Lawn Torch." These torches are a "one
time only" use product.
Consumers should not use the lawn torches but should return them to "Everything's A
Dollar" stores for a full refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as a 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 28.6 million
injuries and 21,700 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.