FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2003
Release # 03-122
Company Phone Number: (877) 349-5330
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Multi-purpose lighters shaped like matchsticks

Units: 2,400

Distributor: Amen Wardy Home, of Las Vegas, Nev.

Hazard: The lighters lack child-resistant mechanisms that meet federal safety standards. Young children could operate these lighters, which poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The lighters are refillable, gas-fueled lighters shaped like a wooden match. The lighters have a brushed, silver-colored metal finish with a black plastic slide lever that is moved to ignite the lighter. The end of the lighter is painted red to resemble the head of a match. The lighters were available in both 7-inch- and 14-inch-long sizes. The lighters were sold in a clear plastic sleeve and do not have any labeling on either the lighter or package.

Sold at: The Amen Wardy Home store in Caesar's Palace, at Las Vegas, Nev., and the firm's Web site sold these lighters from July 2002 through January 2003 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Contact Amen Wardy Home for instructions on how to obtain a refund for these lighters. Dispose of the lighters in a manner that is in compliance with all state and local requirements. The lighter should not be incinerated or punctured.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Amen Wardy Home toll-free at (877) 349-5330 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or send an e-mail to info@amenwardy.com. Consumers also can write to: Amen Wardy Home, ATTN: Lisa Toy, 4230 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Picture of Recalled Lighters