|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
July 17, 2003
Release # 03-162
Company Phone Number: (800) 706-7063 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, De Bon Sales Announce Recall of Cigarette Lighters
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Novelty Cigarette Lighters
Manufacturer: De Bon Sales Inc., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The novelty lighters are not equipped with child-resistant
mechanisms. They pose fire and burn hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: There are two styles of lighters included in this recall.
The first is a chrome and silver lighter, in the shape of a rearing
horse. It is about 2.3 inches long and is labeled "DE-L-36." The second
lighter is silver-colored, in the shape of a bird head holding a snake.
It is about 2.5 inches long and is labeled "DE-L-23."
Sold at: Dollar stores in Texas from November 2002 through December 2002
for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the lighters to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call De Bon Sales Inc. collect at (713) 541-2100 between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Albert Kim at (713) 541-2100.
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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