CPSC recalls over 300 thousand bamboo torches - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

CPSC recalls over 300 thousand bamboo torches

About 324,000 bamboo torches, made in China and distributed by Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., are being recalled because the fuel canister that holds the torch's wick has a sharp edge inside its opening.

This poses as a laceration hazard when consumers try to remove the wick. The firm has received five reports of people getting cuts on their fingers, including one injury that required stitches.

Four of the injuries happened when people tried to retrieve a wick that had fallen into the canister. They were sold at CVS, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores from February 2008 through March 2010.

Details: by phone 866-448-7856; or visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission online at: https://www.cpsc.gov/

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