|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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