May 2, 2001Tools Exchange Inc. Recalls
Novelty Cigarette Lighters
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Tools Exchange
Inc. said today it is recalling about 5,300 novelty cigarette lighters. The lighters do
not have child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young children could
ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.
No injuries have been reported.
The lighters have two brand names:
The "Hotery Pocke Torch" comes in various colors, including red and green, and
is shaped like a fire extinguisher. It is a butane-fueled, torch-style lighter with a
black plastic cap that fits over the flame port and ignition switch. "HOTERY POCKE
TORCH" is written on one side of the lighter, "Made in Taiwan" is written
on a sticker on the other side, and "PT-16" is printed on the cap. The cap is
attached to the lighter's body by a linked metal chain. These lighters were sold
nationwide from January 2000 through December 2000 for about $7.
The "Pocket Torch" comes in red and dark gray, and is shaped like a fire
hydrant. It is a butane-fueled, torch-style lighter with a black cap that fits over the
flame port and ignition switch. The words "Fire Plug" appear in red inside of a
black disk on both sides of the lighter. The cap is attached to the lighter's body by a
linked metal chain. These lighters were sold nationwide from January 1999 to October 2000
for about $7.
Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where
purchased for a refund. For more information, call Tools Exchange collect at (310)
604-4444 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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