|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007
Firm's Hotline: (866) 333-4833
Safety Alert: CFM U.S. Corp. Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters Sold at Wal-Mart Lack Safety Warning Labels
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with CFM U.S. Corporation, today issued a Public Safety Notice for the following consumer products. Consumers should review the safety precautions below for multi-purpose lighters before further use of these lighters.
Name of product: Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters
Units: About 1.8 million
Importer: CFM U.S. Corp., of Huntington, Ind.
Hazard: The lighters do not have a label in English containing precautionary information concerning the proper use and operation. Failure to follow the instructions in the warning label could result in injury.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves three models of multi-purpose butane lighters sold under the brand name, The Grill Care Company®. The lighters are nine or 11 inches long and have the words "The Grill Care Company" and "NOM" printed on the label affixed to each lighter. As shown below, the lighter's body comes in several colors. Only lighters that have Spanish warnings and do not have English warnings are included in this recall.
Sold at: Wal-Mart from February 2006 through January 2007 for between $1 and $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact CFM to obtain safety warning labels in English and instructions for proper placement of the labels on the lighters.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CFM toll-free at (866) 333-4833 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Blue, red, orange, black or green Body
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.
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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