February 8, 2000Recalled "Fire Cap"
Extinguishers May Intensify Fires
DC (SafetyAlerts) - The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and various distributors, are announcing the
recall of more than 136,000 cans of "FIRE CAP" brand fire and smoke suppressant.
The product does not suppress fires and could intensify fires. The product was
manufactured by The Colbra Group, which is out of business.
CPSC is not aware of any incidents or
injuries with this product. This recall is being conducted to help prevent injuries.
The 16-ounce aerosol cans are red,
orange, yellow, black and white with a red plastic cap and red aerosol button. Wording on
the front of the can reads in part, "FIRE CAP...FIRE and SMOKE SUPPRESSANT."
"FOR USE ON SMALL SPOT FIRES..." is on the back of the can along with drawings
of the product being used on a trash can fire, a stove fire, a car fire and a camp fire.
"Manufactured by the Colbra Group" is written on the back of the can.
Snap-On Tools dealers, Home Shopping
Network Inc., and direct market distributors, including Mid-State Fire Systems, and
Contract Filling Inc., sold the product nationwide from February 1996 through September
1999 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using this
product immediately and either throw out the can or return it to the place where purchased
for a full refund.
Consumers should call CPSC's
toll-free hotline at (800) 638-2772 for instructions on returning the product to the place
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers February 8,
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