July 24, 2002
Release # 02-209
Young's J.K. Recall Hotline: (503) 252-3022  


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Young's J.K. Inc., of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 1,800 novelty cigarette lighters. These lighters do not have child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young children could ignite the lighters, posing fire and burn hazards.

CPSC and Young's J.K. Inc. have not received any reports of injuries or incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

These are refillable, gas-fueled, piezo-electric lighters in the shape of beverage cans. One lighter is labeled "Coca Cola" and the other lighter is labeled "Budweiser KING OF BEER." They are attached to keyrings.

Grocery, gift, and liquor stores, as well as smoke shops and gas station food marts in Oregon and southwest Washington sold these lighters from October 2001 through February 2002 for about $3.

Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Young's J.K. Inc. collect at (503) 252-3022 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. 


Picture of Recalled Novelty Lighters