Safety Alert Number 0707062

Meyer Recalls Cooking Torches Due to Fire Hazard

Release #07-235
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 226-6568
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.

Name of Product: BonJourŽ Professional Culinary Torches
Units: About 4,400 (about 40 with consumers)
Importer: Meyer Corporation, U.S. , of Vallejo, Calif. Manufactured in: China

Hazard: Butane fuel can leak from the torch assembly near the nozzle, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Meyer has received four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the BonJourŽ Professional Culinary Torch sold alone and as part of the BonJourŽ Bain Marie Set. The torch is 7.5 inches high and has a visible fuel gauge. The base is black, and the handle is either black or brown. The torch assembly is silver-colored with the word "BonJour" printed on the side.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $40 (when sold alone) or about $70 (when included as part of the Bain Marie Set).

Remedy: should immediately stop using the torches and contact Meyer for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meyer at (800) 226-6568 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:

http://www.meyer.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07235.html