June 15, 1999
Release # 99-123b
|CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
ZNY Enterprises Inc. Recalls Novelty and
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - ZNY Enterprises Inc. is
recalling about 10,600 novelty and disposable cigarette lighters. The lighters do not have
any child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young children could ignite
the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.
The novelty lighters are shaped as a telephone
pager, cell phone, and Godzilla. The disposable lighters are a "formal" design,
which is a platinum-colored, gold-accented metal lighter. The lighters are refillable and
each lighter has a sticker that reads, "MADE IN CHINA."
Small retail and souvenir stores nationwide sold
these lighters from January through April 1999 for about $2 to $6.
Consumers should stop using these lighters
immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
For more information, call ZNY Enterprises Inc.
collect at 917-373-4289 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers
outside the New York City area should call collect.
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