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Coleman Recalls Northstar Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Northstar® Liquid Fuel Lanterns

Hazard: An incorrect gas feed tube was installed on the lantern. When lit, the tube can release too much fuel, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: The Coleman Company, Inc. at (800) 835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at consumerservice@coleman.com or online at www.coleman.com and click on "Important Safety Information" for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Coleman- Recalls-Northstar-Lanterns/

Recall Details

Units: About 95

Description: This recall involves Northstar® liquid fuel lanterns with model number 2000B750 and date codes 10 13 or 11 13. The model number is printed on the base of the lantern, under the lighting instructions. The date code is stamped on the underside of the lantern. A Coleman logo sticker is affixed to the front of the lantern base. The green lanterns measure about 13" tall by 7" wide by 7" deep.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of lanterns catching fire when fuel unexpectedly leaked from the bottom of the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanterns and contact The Coleman Company, Inc. for a replacement lantern.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at coleman.com from November 2013 through February 2014 for about $125.

Manufacturer: The Coleman Company, Inc. of Wichita, Kan.

Manufactured in: USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion 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.

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