September 25, 2003CPSC, The Wenzel Co. Announce Recall of
Eddie Bauer Propane Lanterns
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: Eddie Bauer Propane Lanterns
Manufacturer: The Wenzel Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The lanterns could produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO),
posing a risk of CO poisoning to consumers if the lantern is used indoors.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This voluntary recall is being conducted
to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The Eddie Bauer lantern, sold exclusively at Target stores, is
ocean blue with two mantles. It has a glass globe, electronic ignition, and
an extra-large hood and handle. When assembled, the lantern sits on a
plastic base that houses the propane fuel cylinder. The "Eddie Bauer" name
appears on the front of the product on an oval panel immediately below a
black on/off switch. The Wenzel Company produces the lantern under license
with Eddie Bauer.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2003 through July 2003 for
between $38 and $50.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should return these lanterns to any Target store or
contact The Wenzel Co. for a refund. Consumers should detach the lantern
from the propane cylinder and should return only the lantern itself to the
Consumer Contact: Call Wenzel toll-free at (800) 972-3151 anytime, or visit
Wenzel's Web site at www.wenzelco.com.