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August 21, 2003

CPSC, Academy Sports and Outdoors Announce Recall of Propane Heaters

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Timber Creek Propane Heaters

Units: About 40,400

Manufacturer: Academy Sports and Outdoors, of Katy, Texas

Hazard: The heaters can emit high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers if used indoors.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The heaters have a 6 inch heat reflector and operate with a disposable 16.4-ounce or 14.1-ounce propane tank, sold separately. The product has a chrome neck, a black "on/off" switch, and a black plastic base that houses the propane cylinder.

Sold at: "Academy Sports and Outdoors" stores exclusively sold the heaters in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas from Sept. 2001 through May 2003 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the heaters to any Academy Store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Academy stores at (800) 577-8684 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.academy.com.

 
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