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May 2, 2001

Tools Exchange Inc. Recalls Novelty Cigarette Lighters

Tools Exchange recalls lightersLynwood, 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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