|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
July 2, 2002
Release # 02-195
Lighter Recall Hotline: (800) 499-4708 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
CPSC, L.A. Lighter Inc. Announce Recall of Disposable Cigarette Lighters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), L.A. Lighter Inc., of Azusa, Calif., is voluntarily
recalling about 1,800 disposable cigarette lighters. The lighters may
have child-resistant mechanisms that do not meet federal safety
standards. Young children may be able to operate these lighters, which
could pose a fire hazard.
L.A. Lighter has not received any reports of incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled lighters are made of metal, come in different colors,
and have a top that resembles a pencil across a protractor and triangle.
To open the port and ignite the flame, consumers press on the pencil.
The lighters, which are about three inches high, 7/8 inches wide and 1/4
inch deep, have a ruler along the side. A label on the lighter has the
UPC code 7 63052 20108 5 and the words, "MADE IN CHINA" and "SLIDE
Retailers and distributors nationwide sold these lighters between
December 2000 and May 2001 for about $5.
Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and contact
L.A. Lighter at (800) 499-4708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday to receive a full refund.
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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