FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 31, 2002

Alert #02-519

 

PRODUCT: Micro Torch - Micro-Mark of Berkeley Heights, N. J., is voluntarily recalling about 260 Rekrow Butane Micro Torch Lighters. The recalled lighters are black with a chrome finished flame guard and a red gas control lever on the top. They are about six inches high and 1 3/8" in diameter and "TAIWAN" is imprinted on the chrome metal bottom. A half-inch metal screw facing back serves as an ignition button. The lighters were sold nationwide from December 2000 to May 2001.

PROBLEM: The lighters do not have a child-resistant mechanism as required by federal law. Young children could ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES:None reported.

WHAT TO DO:Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and call the firm to get a full refund. For more information, contact Micro-Mark toll free at (888) 263-7076 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Torch Lighter