|For Immediate Release
||Contact: Jesus Chairez
|15 June 1999
|Release # 99-123b
Lighters removed by ZNY Enterprises
PRODUCT: Lighters - ZNY Enterprises Inc., New York, NY, is recalling about 10,600 disposable lighters and cigarettes special. The novelty lighters are configured as telephone recorder, cell phone and Godzilla. Disposable lighters are designed "formal" which is colored yellow metal platinum. Lighters are refillable and each lighter has a label that says "MADE IN CHINA." Small establishments retailing and souvenir nationwide sold these lighters from January through April 1999 for about $ 2 to $ 6.
PROBLEM: The lighters do not have tamper-resistant mechanisms for children, as required by federal law. The young children could ignite these lighters pose a danger of fire and burn. Incidents / Injuries: None reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return to the facility where purchased for a refund . For more information, call ZNY Enterprises Inc. to collect at the number number 917-373-4289 between 9 am and 5 pm EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers outside the city of New York should call collect. 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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.