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March 8, 2000

Michael's Stores Inc. Recalls "Handy Home" All-Purpose Lighters

Michael's Stores Inc. Recalls "Handy Home" All-Purpose LightersIrving, 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 IN CHINA."

The lighters were sold only in Michael's Stores nationwide.  Consumers can return the recalled lighters for a full refund.

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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