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Fire Hazards Prompt Lantern Recall

The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION remind consumers of a recent, product recall involving Coleman Northstar (Liquid Fuel) Lanterns. This voluntary, product recall is being conducted in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission. The recall date was May 09, 2014, with associated product recall identification number, 14-171. 

These various, Northstar® Liquid Fuel Lanterns were sold at retail at various sporting goods and outlet stores - both nationally [and online at www.coleman.com] from the periods November of 2013 to February of 2014. These various units retailed at a cost of approximately $125. The product manufacturer is the Coleman Co., Inc., with principal place of business in Wichita, Kansas.

The product defect associated with these various units involves an incorrect feed tube (a gas, feed tube) which was defectively installed in these various lanterns. When the lanterns are lit, these gas tubes have the potential to release an excess amount of fuel, thereby creating the ignition sequence for a residential fire, and posing obvious fire damage, smoke inhalation and burn hazards.

There are approximately100 such units currently in distribution within the United States. For product identification purposes, this product recall involves various such Northstar® liquid fuel lanterns with the following identifiers / model numbers:

2000B750; and
date codes containing 10 / 13 or 11 /13.

Corresponding model numbers are contained on the bottom, or base of the various lanterns directly underneath the units' instructions for lighting. Various such date codes can be found stamped on the bottom of the lanterns, as well, and a "Coleman" logo decal can be found at or near the front portion of the lantern's base. The recalled lanterns, which are hunter green in color, measure approximately thirteen inches by seven inches and are approximately eight inches deep."

Coleman is already in receipt of multiple reports from the field involving various such units igniting when the fuel suddenly leaks from the undercarriage of the lantern.

Consumers should cease the use of recalled products and additionally note that it is illegal to sell or attempt to re-sell a recalled, consumer product.

The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are experts at handling fire and casualty cases and have handled all manner of fire and burn injury cases, ranging from multi-million dollar property damage matters to incidents involving multiple fatalities. Attorney David Shoop is a member of the National Fire Protection Association's Research Committee and he has successfully investigated and processed scores of fire scenes and additionally consults nationally on catastrophic incidents involving commercial and residential fires. David Shoop is also an expert on the application of NFPA 921 standards, and has prepared numerous lectures to attorneys with regard to fire scene processing, evidence retention and case handling.

Attorney David Shoop's most recent burn injury settlement involved a residential fire in California where he recovered $3.5 million for his clients. The case involved a residential fire in with complicated causation and forensic issues. The scene investigation, coupled with the results of electrical, arc-mapping were vigorously disputed by the defense, who also disputed the cause of the subject fire.

Attorney David Shoop has additionally authored practical guides for product liability litigation, evidence retention and preservation, and has further authored, "Four Golden Rules for Fire Scene Investigation" a link to which can be found here:

http://www.davidshooplaw.com/four-golden-rules-for-fire-scene-investigation/

Undoubtedly, fire and casualty cases are expensive and very complex undertakings which demand the skill of highly trained and experienced lawyers in the field. Moreover, these matters involving complicated forensic issues can be easily mishandled by inexperienced lawyers that are well-intentioned but are inexperienced in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic burn injury from a commercial or residential fire or commercial fire, contact the skilled professionals at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights - regardless of where you live. WE GET RESULTS, PERIOD.

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