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March 6, 2001

Double L Recalls 180,000 Multi-Purpose Lighters

Lighters recalledCharlotte, NC (SafetyAlerts) - Double L Inc. said today it is recalling about 180,000 multi-purpose lighters. These lighters can leak butane when they are ignited, causing an excessive burst of flame. This presents a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers.

Double L has received five reports of excessive bursts of flame, resulting in burns to consumers.

The lighters are 10 1/2 inches long and were packaged in a cardboard display sleeve under the brand name "DIY." The brand name is not on the lighter. The lighters have a black handle, red plastic trigger and on/off switch, and a silver-colored metal barrel. A yellow label is affixed to the handle reads in part: "DANGER: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE...Made in China."

The lighters were sold nationwide at Joann Stores, Family Dollar Stores, Bill Dollar Stores, and Hancock Fabrics from December 1998 to December 1999 for $1 to $2.

Consumers should stop using the lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Double L Inc. at (800) 253-1399 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Double L Inc., P. O. Box 840, Matthews, N.C., 28106.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers March 6, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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