April 13, 1999
Release # 99-095
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Kikkerland Designs Inc. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kikkerland Designs Inc., of New York,
N.Y., is recalling about 20,000 novelty lighters. The lighters do not have any
child-resistant mechanisms, as required by the Consumer Product Safety Act. Young children
could ignite the lighters, presenting a fire hazard.
CPSC and Kikkerland Designs Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these lighters.
This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The novelty lighters being recalled resemble lamps and flying saucers. The flying saucer
lighter, made of silver metal and orange plastic, measures about 3.25 inches in diameter
and 1.75 inches high. "UFO" is imprinted in the ignition switch and flashing
lights illuminate once the switch is activated. The lamp lighter, with a blue shade,
yellow pole and black base, is made of metal and measures about 6.75 inches high. It has
no labeling and uses a pull chain as the ignition switch. The flame comes out of the top
of the lamp shade.
Small retail stores and souvenir shops nationwide sold these lighters from March 1997
through February 1999 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Kikkerland Designs Inc. at (800)
869-1105 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
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