April 24, 2001Cigarette Lighters Recalled by
DFS Group Ltd.
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
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.
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