April 5, 2001Firm Recalls 950,000 Cigarette
MS (SafetyAlerts) - Fleetwood EXIM
Inc. said today it is voluntarily recalling about 950,000 disposable cigarette lighters.
The lighters have child-resistant mechanisms that do not work. Young children could ignite
the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards according to a press release issued by the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
CPSC and Fleetwood EXIM Inc. have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is
being conducted to prevent that possibility of injuries.
The disposable cigarette lighters being recalled are oval tube shaped with a roll and
press type ignition mechanism. The lighters have a blue, orange, red or clear transparent
case and a chrome metal windshield surrounding the flame port. Stamped into one side of
the windshield is the brand name "youjie". A warning label on the back of the
lighters reads in part, "WARNING: KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN" and "MADE IN
Convenience, gas, and grocery stores in the southeastern region of the U.S. sold the
recalled cigarette lighters from June 2000 through February 2001 for about $1.
Consumers should stop using the lighters immediately and return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Fleetwood EXIM toll-free at (888)
251-5252 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.