December 21, 2012 - December 21, 2012 – New Jersey Division of Fire Safety issues alert on recall of kerosene sold to distributors in New Jersey
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY ISSUES ALERT ON RECALL OF KEROSENE SOLD TO DISTRIBUTORS IN NEW JERSEY
Recalled Kerosene Was Sold from December 10 to December 18
TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety today issued an alert that people should immediately stop using kerosene purchased from December 10 to December 18 at any of the stations listed below. The kerosene, if used, could create a potential safety hazard due to a low ignition temperature, which may cause fires in space heaters or other equipment.
The kerosene is being voluntarily recalled by Philadelphia Energy Solutions, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., as a result of consumer complaints from a distributor. Gasoline and diesel fuel from these stations is not being recalled, only kerosene.
The flash point of kerosene, a liquid classified as combustible, is between 100°F and 150°F. It is reported that this batch of kerosene has a flash point that may be as low as between 70°F and 72°F, making it a flammable liquid.
It is very important that people immediately stop using the kerosene purchased during this time period and, if possible, remove it and place it outdoors. They should also call 1-800-261-3707 as soon as possible to report it. Philadelphia Energy Solutions will make arrangements for its collection.
New Jersey Stations Affected by Kerosene Recall:
- Quinton Riggins: 505 Salem Quinton Road, Quinton, NJ
- Pleasantville Riggins: 901 N. New Road, Pleasantville, NJ
- Cardiff Riggins: 6710 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
- South Vineland Riggins: 4133 S. Main Road, Vineland, NJ
- Nesco Riggins: 3426 Nesco Road, Hammonton, NJ
- Burlington Fuel Express: 58 Route 130 S. Wood Street Intersection, Burlington, NJ
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety serves as the central fire service agency in the state. The Division is responsible for the development and enforcement of the State Uniform Fire Code, as well as for implementing public education and firefighter training programs.
For more information about the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, log on to www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dfs/ on the DCA website, or call (609) 633-6106.