August 3, 1999
Packaging, Labeling Problems Cause Emergency Fuel's "Spare
Update: Product Released for
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
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
Persons who have purchased Spare Tank may contact
the company at 1-877-772-7382 if they have any questions.