|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2003
Release # 04-019
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: Fish-Shaped Cigarette Lighter
Manufacturer: The Sarut Group d/b/a as City Limit of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The lighters lack the required child resistant mechanisms and can expose children to fire hazards.
Description: These novelty cigarette lighters have a metallic colored plastic body and are shaped to resemble a fish and come in a variety of 18 different colors. Colored designs are painted on the body of the fish. The lighters contain a black lighter insert which can be pulled out of the body of the fish. The inserts have a white colored fish skeleton painted on the side.
Sold at: The lighters were sold through internet sales and distribution to retail firms from 2002 to 2003.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Return the lighters to the retail firm or Sarut Group for a full refund and a discount coupon on your next purchase.
Consumer Contact: Beverly Olivier Customer Service Representative at the Sarut Group at (800) 345-6404 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.T. Monday through Friday.
Firm's Media Contact: Beverly Olivier at (800) 345-6404.
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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