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CPSC, Firms Announce Recalls of Stairway Gates and Lighters

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Recall Date:
June 03, 1999

Recall Details



June 3, 1999


Release # 99-119

This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.

- Stairway Gates - North States Industries Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 3,200 stairway gates. The locking mechanism can release when the gate is shaken and the gate will no longer act as the barrier it is intended to be.

- Cigarette Lighters -C & H Trading, of Metairie, La., is voluntarily recalling about 40,000 disposable and novelty cigarette lighters. The lighters do not have any child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law.

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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 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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