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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

The following fire hazard alert is posted by the editor from an email list warning and Albert Einstein Synagogue posting and an alert from last year www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1909. Alert posted on December 3, 2007.

Chanukah Menorahs containing prefilled solid olive oil canisters in plastic containers are again on sale this year. These products are a fire hazard. Check any that you purchase to make sure that the cups holding the olive oil jel is glass and not plastic.
Posted on the Albert Einstein Synagogue website: "This Friday I went to buy pre-filled cups. I got the ones in a blue triangular package called Kankanim and on the package it said that they're made out of glass. When I got home I wanted to make sure that they were indeed glass and not plastic b/c they felt too light. I lit a candle and touched the flame to the rim of the cup and after a few seconds it started to melt and bubble (glass doesn't do that). I brought them back to the store and got different ones that are definitely glass. But for now Kankanim ones are still on display and are not being pulled off the shelves."
Ed. note (12/9/07): A reader has reported that one of his "Easy Lights," pre-filled oil Chanukkah candles, distributed by Ahron's Judaica, Brooklyn, NY melted last night. As more candles are lit, the local temperature goes up and likelihood increases of the plastic candle holders melting.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2231

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