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Pacific Market International, LLC (PMI) Announces Recall of 45,000 Stanley Vacuum Bottles

On September 21, 2005 Pacific Market International, LLC (PMI) announced a recall of about 45,000 Stanley thermos bottles due to reports that the handles on the thermos bottles can break, causing the vacuum seal to be broken injecting non-toxic carbon powder into the air. Inhalation of the powder can cause short-term vision and breathing issues, posing a temporary health risk to consumers.

PMI has received 654 reports of handles breaking and non-toxic charcoal powder insulation releasing into the air. The firm has also received 23 reports of consumers who had difficulty breathing or seeing, and in some cases, people began vomiting and coughing. More than 60 of the incidents occurred in trucks or cars creating the potential for impaired vision, and the possibility of loss of control of the vehicle posing a safety risk to consumers and other travelers. There have been 446 reports of property damage.

The recall involves the brushed stainless steel and the green 1-liter and 2-quart bottles, and the 24-oz. wide mouth food jar. The recalled thermos bottles have only two spot welds per handle bracket and contain any of the following date code numbers:

C 02, D 02, or A 03. The date code is located on the bottom of the bottles just above the "S" and "Y" on the word "STANLEY."

Manufactured in Korea and China, the thermos bottles were sold through Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target and other retail outlets throughout the US from October 2002 to February 2003, selling for about $25.

Consumers are urged to stop using the affected thermos bottles immediately and to contact PMI for a free replacement.

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Published on Oct-4-05

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Explosion of bottle caused the loss of vision of the right eye, laceration or scar to face and breakage of bone.

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