September 28, 2000
Halpern Import Co. Recalls Cigarette Lighters
(SafetyAlerts) - Halpern Import Co.
Inc. announed today it is recalling about 350,000 disposable cigarette lighters. These
lighters can burn with a high flame and can fail to extinguish, presenting fire and burn
CPSC and Halpern Import Co. have received one report of a woman who received second degree
burns on her chest when the lighter failed to extinguish and ignited her clothing.
The disposable cigarette lighters being recalled are oval-tube- shaped. "TURBO
2000" is printed on the body of the lighter. The lighters have a green, red, blue,
black or yellow body and a metal top. A label on the lighter reads "CHILD-RESISTANT
DISPOSABLE LIGHTER," "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN," and "MADE IN
CHINA." UPC number 0 80692 05010 1 is printed on the back of the lighters.
Tobacco and thrift stores nationwide sold these lighters from June 1999 through May 2000
for about $1.
Consumers immediately should stop using these lighters and return them to the store where
purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Halpern Import Co. at
(800) 624-5280 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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