December 2, 1999
Kerosene May Be Contaminated with Gasoline In
Richmond Hill, GA
Richmond Hill, GA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Georgia Department of Agriculture is warning consumers who purchased kerosene on or
after November 11, 1999, from Parker's #7, 7530 Highway 17, Richmond Hill, not to use the
product in their kerosene heaters or lamps, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy
The kerosene is possibly contaminated with gasoline and has the potential to cause an
explosion or fire if used in home heaters or lamps. Inspectors from the Georgia Department
of Agriculture's Fuel & Measures Division discovered the contaminated product on a
routine inspection of the store. A ``stop-sale" order has been placed on the kerosene
pump. It will remain closed until a new shipment has been tested and approved by the
Georgia Department of Agriculture.
While it is not known how many consumers may have purchased the kerosene, approximately
200 gallons were sold according to the store's management. Consumers who have purchased
any of the kerosene from Parker's #7 should return it for reimbursement.
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