WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Target store.
Consumer Contact: Call Wenzel toll-free at (800) 972-3151 anytime, or visit Wenzel's Web site at www.wenzelco.com