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April 24, 2001

Cigarette Lighters Recalled by DFS Group Ltd.

Lighter recallSan Francisco, CA (SafetyAlerts) - DFS Group Ltd. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 65,000 cigarette lighters packaged in souvenir sets with ashtrays, pencils or pens. The lighters do not have child-resistant mechanisms. Young children can easily ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.

The lighters being recalled are refillable, electronic ignition lighters and bear location names such as "Hawaii," "Guam," "Saipan," "Las Vegas," "USA" etc. The lighters have flip-up caps over the push-down ignition buttons. An orange label on the back of the lighters reads, "WARNING: KEEP LIGHTER OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN - THIS LIGHTER IS NOT CHILD RESISTANT." The packaging of these sets have labels that read, "MADE IN CHINA."

DFS stores in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Portland sold these souvenir sets from January 1996 through April 2001 for between $12 and $15.

No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the DFS store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call DFS at (800) 225-2777 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. U.S. Customs alerted CPSC to this product hazard.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers April 24, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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