|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 643-1948
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: "Speedway" Cigarette Lighters
Units: About 500,000
Importer: Golden Star Group, of Walnut, Calif.
Retailer: Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, of Enon, Ohio
Hazard: The flame can flare up or the lighter can catch fire when ignited, posing risks of unexpected fires and burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Speedway SuperAmerica LLC has received six reports of incidents involving flare-ups on these lighters. Burn injuries to the head, hair, face and hand have been reported.
Description: The recalled lighters have the "Speedway" logo on the front, "Acculite" embossed on only one side of the silver metal windscreen, and the warning information on the back in black type only (no red type).
Sold at: Speedway SuperAmerica and Rich convenience stores from July 2005 through October 5, 2005 for about $1 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact a Speedway representative at (800) 643-1948 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.speedway.com
Media Contact: Linda Casey, (419) 421-3262; or Angelia Graves, (419) 421-2703.
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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