|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2003
Release # 04-020
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: Wristwatch Lighter and Cigarette-shaped Lighter
Units: Wristwatch lighter-3,000 Cigarette-shaped lighter- 5,000
Manufacturer: Style Asia, Inc. Moonachie, N.J. 07074
Hazard: The cigarette lighters do not have qualified child resistant mechanisms and pose a fire hazard to children.
Description: The Wristwatch lighter is an actual digital wristwatch with a cigarette lighter incorporated into it. The Cigarette Shaped lighter is designed to resemble a filter tipped cigarette.
Sold at: The lighters were sold nationwide primarily through internet sales.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the lighters to Style Asia for a refund and discount coupon.
Consumer Contact: Call Style Asia toll free at (800) 522-7465 between 9 and 5 ET Monday through Friday.
Firm's Media Contact: Dinesh Sadhwani, National Sales Manager, at (800) 522-7465.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
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