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Safety Alert: CFM U.S. Corp. Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters Sold at Wal-Mart Lack Safety Warning Labels

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Recall Date:
February 22, 2007

Recall Details

February 22, 2007
Release #07-112

Firm's Hotline: (866) 333-4833
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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.


Picture of Warning Label


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.



Picture of Lighter with Black Body
Black Body

Picture of Lighters with Blue, red, orange, black or green Body
Blue, red, orange, black or green Body

Picture of Lighter with Red body
Red Body





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