Texsport Recalls Cedar Lake Heater/Cookers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Cedar Lake Propane Heater/Cooker
Hazard: The regulator on the heater/cooker malfunctions when a user switches from a cooking to heating option, or vice versa, the gas propane turns to liquid, which can flare easily and pose a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for information about how to return the product and receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Texsport at (800) 231-1402 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.texsport.com and click on RECALL link.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Texsport-Recalls-Cedar-Lake-Heater-Cookers/
Units: About 325
Description: The dual use heater/cooker consists of a single large ceramic burner with a metal stand. It measures 9 inches by 10.25 inches by 4.5 inches. It has a fitting below the burner for a propane bottle of either 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. sizes. The heater/cooker comes with a hose and regulator for connecting the propane bottle. The heater/cooker’s product number #14219 is printed on the packaging
Incidents/Injuries: There was one incident of fire reported. No injuries were reported.
Sold at: Various sporting goods, outdoor and Army/Navy stores nationwide, and online at Sears.com, Kmart.com and Amazon.com from May 2012 to February 2013 for about $37.
Importer: Texsport, of Houston, TX.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products–such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals–contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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