Blitz USA Recalls Enviro-Flo™
Plus Fuel Containers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- 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.
Name of Product: Enviro-Flo Plus Fuel
Containers (1 and 2 gallon container sizes)
Units: About 4,000
Manufacturer: Blitz USA Inc., of Miami,
Hazard: The spout's plunger cap
can dislodge which can open the seal of the fuel container and allow
gasoline vapors to escape. This could cause liquid gasoline to spill
from the top of the container during use and result in a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves green
Enviro-Flo Plus spouts used with 1 and 2 gallon fuel containers.
Only spouts with manufacture date codes listed from 04/17/2009 through
04/19/2009 are included in the recall. The manufacture date code
is etched into the side of the spout. The spouts were used on fuel
containers with item numbers 81005 (1 gallon) and 81010 (2 gallon)
printed on the labels. Date codes affected include:
* 041709xx1 (April 17, 2009, Automated
* 041809xx1 (April 18, 2009, Automated Assembly)
* 041909xx1 (April 19, 2009, Automated Assembly)
spout delivery systems manufactured outside these dates or with
number sequence ending in a zero (0) are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Home improvement, mass merchandisers,
automotive and various retailers nationwide from June 2009 through
July 2009 for between $6 and $10.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately
empty their gasoline container and contact Blitz for a free replacement
spout delivery system. The gasoline container should not be used
until a replacement spout delivery system is installed on the container.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact Blitz Inc. at (888) 540-5177 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.blitzusa.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving
incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.
Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of
serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products
under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical,
chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety
of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette
lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to
the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer
products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription
list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers
can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to
CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 540-5177
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety