Urgent Recall Alert: Berkley Jensen Citronella Tiki Torches Pose Burn Hazards

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Firm News, Product Recalls

Due to significant safety concerns, BJ’s Wholesale Club has issued a recall for Berkley Jensen Citronella 72-inch Tiki Torches. These outdoor decorative items, famous for providing ambient lighting and repelling mosquitos, have been found to present a serious risk of burns to users. Consumers should immediately cease using these tiki torches and contact legal counsel if injured.

Incident Reports:
This recall comes after nine incidents where the top of the tiki torch unexpectedly broke open or detached from its base, posing a fire hazard. Among these reports, two incidents have resulted in burn injuries.

Product Description and Distribution:
The recall targets 72-inch Berkley Jensen Citronella Tiki Torches mounted on a wrought iron stake. These torches have torch tops in various finishes, including copper-plated, nickel-plated, black, or gray, each featuring a fiberglass wick. The items in question were designed for use in outdoor spaces for decorative lighting and insect repellency.

The tiki torches were available exclusively through BJ’s Wholesale Club stores nationwide and online via www.bjs.com. These products were sold from January 2015 through November 2023.

Consumer Action:
Owners of the recalled product are urged to cease use immediately. With multiple injuries already reported, the potential for harm underscores the importance of this recall.

Defective tiki torches represent a hidden danger in outdoor settings, leading to severe burn injuries when their tops unexpectedly break off. This malfunction can cause an immediate fire hazard that endangers users and those nearby. The risk of sustaining burn injuries from such defective products highlights the need for stringent quality assurance and consumer awareness. Burns resulting from tiki torch accidents can vary in severity, potentially requiring extensive medical treatment and significantly impacting the victim’s quality of life.

When the safety of tiki torches is compromised due to manufacturing defects, victims have the right to seek legal recourse. Product liability laws ensure that manufacturers are held accountable for the safety of their products, providing a pathway for individuals injured by defective tiki torches to claim compensation. This legal framework not only supports the recovery process for those affected but also motivates companies to adhere to high safety standards, preventing future injuries. For consumers impacted by defective tiki torch-related burn injuries, understanding their legal options and pursuing justice can contribute to broader consumer safety initiatives, compelling manufacturers to prioritize the durability and reliability of their outdoor lighting products.

If you or a loved one are injured by a defective product, seeking legal help is recommended to protect your rights.  The experienced and aggressive attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one sustained an injury as a result of a faulty product. There are strict and short time limits on bringing claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.