March 6, 2001Double L Recalls 180,000
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
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.
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