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C & A Scientific Metal Alcohol Burners

Description: C & A Scientific Co. Recall of Metal Alcohol Burners NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2006 Release #06-061 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 681-6886 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, C & A Scientific Co. Announce Recall of Metal Alcohol Burners WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Metal Alcohol Burners (used in scientific experiments) Units: About 3,000 Manufacturer: C & A Scientific Co. Inc., of Manassas, Va. Hazard: Alcohol can leak from defective soldering around the burner's copper tubing that acts as a wick, posing a fire and burn hazard. Incidents/Injuries: C & A Scientific has received 12 reports of incidents involving leaks from the soldering around the copper tubing on the burner's lid. One student received a minor burn to the hand. Description: The metal alcohol burner consists of a stainless steel tank with a screw-on steel lid. A copper tubing wick in the shape of a loop is soldered on the top of the burner's lid. The burner and lid measure 3-inches in diameter by 3 ½-inches high. The burner also has a separate metal top which fits over the copper wick to act as a snuffer, and a metal heat shield designed to sit on top of the lid. Item number 97-5320 is printed on the burner's packaging. Sold at: Education supply dealers, including Home Training Tools Ltd., by catalog mail order or Web retailers from November 2004 through October 2005 for about $5. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled metal alcohol burners immediately and return them to place of purchase for replacement or refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact C & A Scientific toll-free at (800) 681-6886 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. [Source]

C & A Scientific Metal Alcohol Burners Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date01/05/2006
Recall ID3183
Recall Number06061
Product TypeLaboratory Equipment
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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