I have mentioned before about how in 1970 the classic Peanuts Cook Book was removed from schools and a replacement recipe offered because the Lucy’s Lemon Lollipops recipe used lemon extract. I had incorrectly assumed that the problems was that kids might sample the extract and get sloshed.
Nope. Turns out, the book was recalled because it was a fire hazard. Somehow, in one home the sauce had burst into flame, singing a mother’s hair and flinging burning syrup onto her daughter’s foot. (Story continues here.)