Contact: Jesus Chairez

Junr 15, 1999

(214) 827-6239

Release # 99-123b

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