Thursday, January 28, 2010

Zippo Recalls Candle Lighters Due to Burn Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters

Units: About 17,500

Importer: Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pa.

Hazard: Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Zippo Slatkin & Co. candle lighters with date codes G09 or H09. The lighters are finished in high-polish chrome or white with a chrome nozzle. The lighter uses refillable butane fuel and measures 6.5 inches long and 1 inch wide. The date code is embossed on the black adjuster knob located on the end of the lighter (opposite to the nozzle). "Slatkin & Co." and "Zippo" are printed on the packaging. "Zippo" is also embossed on the product.

Sold at: Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide and online in November 2009 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Zippo for information on returning the black adjuster knob and receiving a free replacement Zippo candle lighter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Zippo at (800) 320-7490 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Zippominimplrecall.com

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