May 22, 1998
Release # 98-116
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Conros Corp. Announce Recall of Fuel
Canisters for Outdoor Bamboo Torches
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Conros Corp., of
Toronto, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 "Summer Lights" brand
fuel canisters for outdoor bamboo torches. The fuel canister assembly can cause the bamboo
pole to ignite.
Conros is aware of three incidents in Ontario, Canada, in which the bamboo pole caught on
fire. No injuries or property damage was reported.
The recall involves only those "Summer Lights" torches equipped with a
refillable plastic fuel canister with a metal flame guard attached by a spring.
"Summer Lights Torch...Refillable Fuel Canister," is written on the front of the
plastic fuel canister. Consumers fill the fuel canisters with citronella and place them
into a bamboo pole.
Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold the torches from April through May 1998 for about
Consumers should stop using these "Summer Lights" torches immediately, and call
Conros toll-free at (800) 988-3956 anytime for refund or replacement information.
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