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|Release # 94-138
R.J. Reynolds Recalls "Camel Metal
Match" Cigarette Lighters
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) is working with R.J. Reynolds of Winston- Salem, N.C., which
recalled yesterday about two million "Camel Metal Match" cigarette lighters that
were distributed as part of a cigarette promotion. Use of the lighter may result in burn
To date, R.J. Reynolds has received 17 reports from across the country that adults have
been burned while using the lighters.
R. J. Reynolds began distribution of the lighters, which were supplied by CVA Inc., in
August. The lighter, which resembles a small pack of Camel cigarettes, was included for
free with two packs of Camel cigarettes in a blue box labelled "Camel Metal Match.
Free with 2-Pack Purchase."
Consumers should stop using the lighter immediately, dispose of it, or return any and all
of their free lighters to R.J. Reynolds for one $5 incentive refund check. To receive
information about the recall, instructions for returning the lighters, and to order a
postage paid mailer, call R.J. Reynolds at 1-800-887-4579 between 7 a.m. and midnight EST,
Monday through Friday, or write Camel Metal Match Returns, P.O. Box 7, Winston-Salem, N.C.
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