Dept. of Agriculture: Kerosene sold in Martinez should not be used
MARTINEZ, GA (WFXG) -
Gary W. Black is warning consumers who purchased kerosene on or after March 31
from Sprint Foods 720 located at 424 South Belair Road in Martinez not to use
the product in their kerosene heaters or lamps.
The kerosene is possibly contaminated with gasoline and has the potential to
cause an explosion or fire if used in home heaters or lamps.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture's Fuel & Measures Division has
placed a stop sell order on the kerosene pump at the store. The pump will remain closed
until the tank and lines have been cleaned and a new shipment has been tested
and approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. To date, no other
stations are involved.
Consumers who purchased kerosene from Sprint Foods store on or after March 31
may contact the store at 706-863-5883 or
our Fuel and Measures Division at 404-656-3605 for
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