Safety Recalls, Product Recall Notices, Dangerous Products, Consumer Product Safety Recalls

from Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Defective Products Claims - Product Liability Attorney William H. Lawson

Home > Large & Small Appliances > Lighters
October 20, 2004
Release # 05-019
Zippo’s Hotline: (888) 670-2940
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Zippo Announce Recall of Multi-Purpose Utility 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: MPL, multi-purpose utility lighter

Units: 101,557

Manufacturer: Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pa.

Hazard: The utility lighters may spill fuel from the nozzle when first used, causing a potential fire hazard through a secondary source of ignition.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 27 reports that the butane fuel spills out of the nozzle when first used. There have been no reports that the product ignited or caused any injury. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Description: The Zippo MPL (Multi-Purpose Lighter) uses refillable butane fuel, is child resistant, and measures 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. The utility lighter is finished in black metal or silver metal with a chrome nozzle. The black unit is packaged in a blister pack with black and red graphics and the silver unit is in a silver gift box. Only utility lighters with these date codes are recalled: G03, H03, I03, ZH03. The date code is on the black adjuster knob on the bottom of the lighter.

Sold at: The Zippo Multi-Purpose Lighters were sold at Lowes, Bed Bath & Beyond, Select Yankee Candle stores, Barbeque Galore, Harrington and Hammacher Schlemmer Catalog, select Wal-Mart stores and other convenience, hardware and home, hearth and patio stores from October 2003 to September 1, 2004.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Free replacement multi-purpose lighter when consumer sends to the company the black adjuster knob from the bottom of the lighter.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should visit or call Zippo toll-free at (888) 670-2940 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to get the address to which the black adjuster knob must be sent.

Return Procedures:Consumers who own the Zippo MPL (Multi-Purpose Lighter) with date codes G03, H03, I03, ZH03 should immediately stop using this product and remove the black adjuster knob with the date code. Pull the knob straight downward with your fingers or use pliers to remove the knob. Keep the knob to be returned to Zippo Manufacturing Company. Consumers should dispose of the lighter in a manner that is in compliance with state or local requirements. Do not incinerate or puncture the lighter. Do not return this lighter to the store where purchased or to Zippo.

Picture of Recalled multi-purpose utility lighter

Picture of Recalled multi-purpose utility lighter

Picture of Recalled multi-purpose utility lighter

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.
Privacy Policy: This website does not collect any personally identifiable information about its visitors. No cookies nor downloaded files are sent to our users. If you have any questions or you wish to contact us about this site- please email us at the email address found on our sponsor's website.
Copyright © 2005-2019: by Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Construction Accident Lawyer Honolulu HI William H. Lawson

Please support our sponsors. The information on these pages is primarily brought to you by the following sponsors:
Automotive Safety Recalls - Unsafe Vehicles and Auto Parts - Hawaii Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer - SCI Attorney Honolulu - Hawaii Elevator Accident Lawyer - Escalator Accident Attorney Honolulu - Hawaii Truck Accident Attorney - Bus Accident Lawyer Honolulu - Hawaii Drowning Lawyer - Diving and Swimming Pool Accident Attorney Honolulu - Hawaii Brain Injury Lawyer - Hawaii - Brain Injury Attorney Honolulu - Hawaii Wrongful Death Lawyer - Hawaii - Wrongful Death Attorney Honolulu - Hawaii Motorcycle Accident Attorney - Motorbike Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Hawaii Drunk Driver Personal Injury Lawyer - Drugs, Texting and Drunk Driving - Hawaii Accident Investigation - Hawaii Claim Investigator