Torch Can Cut Users

By WBNG News

Torch Can Cut Users

July 27, 2010 Updated Jul 27, 2010 at 5:04 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) About 324,000 Bamboo Torches have been recalled by Atico International USA.

The fuel canister that holds the wick of the torch has a sharp edge inside the lip of the opening that poses a laceration hazard when consumers try to remove the wick.

The firm has received five reports of lacerations to fingers, including one that required stitches.

Four of the injuries occurred when consumers were trying to retrieve a wick that had fallen into the canister.

This recall involves bamboo torches that have a black metal canister with a smooth black metal lid.

The torches are used to light outdoor gatherings.

The following are the UPC numbers included in this recall.

The UPC number can be found on the tag.

Model Number UPC Number Distribution Date
A26I0683 1249584485 Feb. 2008

A26I0037 1249597837 4/2008 - 3/2009

A26I0943 639277779885 Feb. 2009

The torches were sold at CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Dollar Tree/Deals$ stores from February 2008 through March 2010 for between $3 and $5.

emedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and contact Atico International USA for instructions on obtaining a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (866) 448-7856 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.aticousa.com

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