November 21, 1996
Release # 97-027
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, the Coleman Company Announce Peak 1
Fuel Container Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Coleman Company Inc. of Wichita, Kan., is
recalling 14,127 Peak 1 22-oz. fuel bottles. These fuel bottles, used for camping
equipment, have defective threads in the neck of the bottle that can cause leakage of
CPSC and Coleman have received no report of injuries. This recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injury.
The Coleman Company is recalling all Peak 1 22-oz. fuel bottles manufactured duringthe
first six months of 1996. The red-canistered fuel bottles can be identified by a
"1-96" date code stamped into the bottom of the fuel bottle. Consumers could
have purchased the defective bottles individually or with Peak 1 Apex stoves.
Sporting goods stores and catalogs specializing primarily in backpacking, mountain
climbing, and camping equipment sold the subject Peak 1 fuel bottles from May 1996 through
September 1996 for $12.50 a bottle.
Consumers who have Peak 1 22-oz. fuel bottles should stop using them immediately and call
the Coleman Company at (800) 257-5299 or write the company at P.O. Box 2931, Wichita, KS
67201 for instructions on disposing the defective bottles and replacing the bottles at no
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