June 27, 2002Mountain Safety Research Has Recalled
- Mountain Safety Research has recalled about 9,700 cans of white
gasoline stove fuel. Corrosion can cause the can to leak fuel, posing a fire
or injury hazard.
Mountain Safety Research has received 20 reports of leaking fuel cans. No
injuries have been reported.
The recalled fuel includes MSR White Premium Blend Stove Fuel. The fuel is
packaged in red metal cans. The words "MSR...White Gas" and "1 Quart/.95
Liter" are printed across the front of the can. This recall includes batch
number 2003-2. The batch number is printed on the lower front of the can.
The fuel cans were made in the U.S.
REI and other sporting good stores sold the stove fuel nationwide from March
2002 to June 2002 for about $4.
Consumers should check their stove fuel cans for leaks immediately. If the
can is leaking, consumers should move it to a location free of ignition
sources, then transfer the fuel to an approved fuel container. Whether or
not the can is leaking, consumers should contact Mountain Safety Research to
receive a replacement fuel container. For more information, consumers can
contact Mountain Safety Research at (800) 531-9531 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.msrcorp.com.