|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2003
Release # 03-162
|Company Phone Number: (800) 706-7063
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: Novelty Cigarette Lighters
Manufacturer: De Bon Sales Inc., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The novelty lighters are not equipped with child-resistant mechanisms. They pose fire and burn hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: There are two styles of lighters included in this recall. The first is a chrome and silver lighter, in the shape of a rearing horse. It is about 2.3 inches long and is labeled "DE-L-36." The second lighter is silver-colored, in the shape of a bird head holding a snake. It is about 2.5 inches long and is labeled "DE-L-23."
Sold at: Dollar stores in Texas from November 2002 through December 2002 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the lighters to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call De Bon Sales Inc. collect at (713) 541-2100 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Albert Kim at (713) 541-2100.
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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