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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 1999

Release # 99-123b
CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

ZNY Enterprises Inc. Recalls Novelty and Disposable Lighters

ZNY Enterprises Inc. Recalls Novelty and Disposable LightersNew 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.

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 hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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