FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Nibo Space 5 and Nibo Space 19 Novelty Lighters
Manufacturer: Quality Fresh Cigars of Troy, Mich.
Hazard: These novelty lighters were imported without first being tested to show compliance with CPSC requirements that the lighters be child-resistant. They pose fire and burn hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: There are two styles of lighters included in this recall. Nibo Space 5, model 12679, is a silver-colored lighter. The lighter is 2 7/8" tall and is in the shape of a spaceship. The word "SPACE" appears on one side of the lighter and the word "NIBO" appears on the other side. Nibo Space 19, model 13919, is a metal lighter that resembles a toy. The lighter is 3" tall. The word "NIBO" appears in a raised circle on one side of the lighter.
Sold through: The lighters were sold through the firm's catalog from April 2003 to September 2003 for about $20. The lighters were also given away as premiums in conjunction with purchase.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately. Consumers should dispose of the lighter in a manner that is in compliance with any state or local requirements. The lighters should not be incinerated or punctured. Consumers can obtain a gift certificate for $19.95 if purchased or $5.00 if received as a gift by mailing a copy of the signed Disposal Notification Form to Quality Fresh. Consumers should send correspondence to: QFC-Nibo Recall, 1241 Chicago Road, Troy, MI 48083.
Consumer Contact: Quality Fresh at (800) 978-1908 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. The firm has sent letters and the Disposal Notification Form to consumers who purchased or received the lighters notifying them of this recall.
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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