|For Immediate Release
||Contact: Jesus Chairez
|June 3, 1999
|Release # 99-119b
Lighters removed by C & H Trading
PRODUCT: Cigarette lighters - C & H Trading, Metairie, La., is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 disposable cigarette lighters and luxury. Disposable lighters are metal with rubber coating that come in red, blue, silver, chrome or black. The recalled lighters come in the form of cars, grenades, elephants, crocodiles, motorcycles, guns or phones. The cars are made of metal and plastic and have red or green. The phones are plastic and are colored black.The other novelty lighters are bronze colored metal. The lighters were made in China. No labels on the lighters. Small establishments retailing in Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Texas and Washington lighters sold from October 1998 through March 1999 for about $ 1 to $ 3. A C & H exhibition held in November 1998 in Louisiana also offered lighters for sale.
PROBLEM: The lighters have no mechanism for handling strength required by federal law. The young children could ignite the lighters creating, creating fire and burn hazards. Incidents / Injuries: None reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund total. Consumers who bought the lighters in the exhibition may obtain reimbursement directly from the company. For instructions on returning the company lighters to obtain a refund or for more information, consumers should call C & H Trading, to collect at (504) 456-9251 between 9:30 am and 4: 30 pm CT Monday through Friday. Commission Consumer Product in the United States protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on the fax service at the request of the CPSC, as call the CPSC Hotline 'at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter number ( 301) 595-7054. To order a press release through fax on request, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the number of the statement. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information products at the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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