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August 3, 1999

Packaging, Labeling Problems Cause Emergency Fuel's "Spare Tank" Recall

Update: Product Released for Sale

MASSACHUSETTS - (SafetyAlerts) Emergency Fuel Co is recalling their "Spare Tank" fuel alternative in Massachusetts because of labeling and packaging concerns by the state fire marshal.

The product, a combustible yet non-flammable gas derivative, is designed for emergency use when vehicles  run out of conventional gasoline.

Although the product, sold in 1-gallon plastic containers, which are contained within a cardboard box, is sold nationwide, only those distributed to Kmart and Bradley's in Massachusetts are subject to this recall.

According to the company, the "Spare Tank" meets national Department of Transportation standards. The problem with the product is that Massachusetts requires products listed as "combustible" product to be in a certain type of container and be labeled in a certain manner.''  Emergency Fuel does not anticipate to encounter similar problems in other states.

`The company believes this product to be safe and effective, however, at the request of the State Fire Marshal, the company has agreed voluntarily to suspend the sale of Spare Tank.'' Sara Alperstein, a spokeswoman for the company said.

Persons who have purchased Spare Tank may contact the company at 1-877-772-7382 if they have any questions.

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