|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2003
Release # 04-045
|Company Phone Number: (877) 746-7426
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: Mini-flashlights
Manufacturer: SCI Promotion Group LLC of Ontario, Calif. and Scripto- Tokai Corporation of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hazard: The mini-flashlight's battery compartment can overheat, presenting a possible burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of flashlights overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The mini-flashlights were provided to consumers as a free gift with the purchase of Aim n' Flame II multi-purpose lighters. The black, plastic flashlight is about 5 1/4-inches long with a thin red ring around the barrel. There is no safety issue relating to the multi- purpose lighter and it is not the subject of this voluntary recall.
Sold at: Home improvement, discount, convenience, grocery and drug stores nationwide sold the multipurpose lighters with the flashlights from September 2003 through November 2003 for between $4 and $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the batteries and discard the mini- flashlights.
Consumer Contact: Call SCI Promotion Group, LLC at (877) 746-7426 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 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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