Big Lots Recalls Tabletop Torches Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Big Lots Recalls Tabletop Torches Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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August 8, 2013

Big Lots has announced an extensive recall of roughly 30,000 tabletop torches. Once lit, the glass citronella table torches can flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property, posing fire and burn hazards.

This recall involves large and small round tabletop torches that have a wick and burn liquid citronella fuel. The large torches have a steel fuel container covered in multi-colored glass in a mosaic pattern. The large torch measures about 10 inches in diameter, 5 inches high, and weighs about 2 ½ pounds. The small torches have multi-colored glass fuel container with a metal and wire stand. They measure about 5 inches in diameter, 5½ inches high and weigh about one pound.

'Table Top Torch distributed by Big Lots, Inc.' and item #DC12-21111 (large torch) or Item #DC10-20160 (small torch) is printed on a yellow label on the bottom of the large torch and on a hang tag on the small torch.

The recalled tabletop torches were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from March 2013 through June 2013.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund.

For additional information on this recall, contact Big Lots toll-free at 866-244-5687.