|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 846-9921
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Fire Stick Multi-Purpose Lighters
Units: About 36,000
Manufacturer: Aristo Home and Garden, of West Deptford, N.J.
Hazard: The lighters fail to meet federal safety standards because they lack child-resistant mechanisms. If young children gain access to these multi-purpose lighters, they can pose a fire hazard or burn risk.
Incidents/Injuries: Aristo has not received any reports of incidents or injuries involving the Fire Stick lighters.
Description: These refillable, butane-fueled lighters are silver in color with a black sliding switch at the middle of the product. Two models of the lighters are included in this recall: a 7-inch model (model number 324007) and a 12-inch model (model number 324012). "Aristo Home & Garden" and "Fire Stick" are printed on the products' original packaging.
Sold Through: Home and garden retail outlets nationwide from November 2002 through October 2004. The 7-inch models were sold for $10, and the 12-inch models were sold for $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Aristo at (888) 846-9921 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.aristousa.com
Aristo Fire Sticks
7-inch model (Model Number 324007)
12-inch model (Model Number 324012)
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