March 8, 2000Michael's Stores Inc. Recalls
"Handy Home" All-Purpose Lighters
Irving, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Michael's Stores Inc.
has recalled about 213,000 Handy Home all-purpose lighters. These lighters can leak
butane when they are ignited, causing an excessive burst of flame from the tip or other
areas of the lighter. This presents a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.
Michael's Stores Inc. has received 14
reports of excessive flame, resulting in three reports of burns to consumers' hands.
The recalled all-purpose butane
lighters were packaged in a cardboard display sleeve and are refillable. The
"Handy Home" brand name is not on the lighter. They are about 9 inches
long and have a white plastic base; red, green or blue plastic handle with a black plastic
trigger and on/off switch; and a metal barrel.
A yellow label is affixed to the
handle and reads in part, "DANGER: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE...MADE
The lighters were sold only in
Michael's Stores nationwide. Consumers can return the recalled lighters for a full
Consumers with questions should call
Michael's Stores, toll-free at 1-877-562-3816.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers March 9, 2000.
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