Clear-Vu Tiki Torch Flame Guard Recall: Risk of Fire and Burns

About 720,000 replacement Clear-Vu tiki torch fuel containers are being recalled due to defective flame guards, which may cause the fuel container to melt while the torch is lit, posing a fire hazard for consumers.

The Clear-Vu torch flame guard recall was announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after the manufacturer, Lamplight Farms Inc., received about 35 reports of fuel containers melting due to the defective flame guard. At least one burn has been reported in connection with the recalled tiki torch fuel containers.

The containers are fuel replacements for the Clear-Vu Torch. The fuel containers that came with the torches are not subject to the recall.

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The replacement fuel containers have the letters “RC” stamped in the center of a “Made in China” stamp on the underside of the flame guard. About 720,000 of the fuel containers were sold at discount, hardware and home improvement stores across the U.S. from January 2008 through August 2009, for between $1 and $3.

The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the flame guard on any recalled fuel containers and contact Lamplight Farms Inc. to receive a free repair kit.


  • GailMarch 28, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I have many of these and some melted and caused flairup on the deck last summer. What can I do?

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