November 1, 1999Penda New York Inc.
Novelty and Disposable Cigarette Lighters Recalled
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Penda New York
Inc. is recalling about 22,300 novelty and disposable cigarette lighters because the
lighters do not have any child-resistant mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young
children could ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.
The novelty lighters are plastic and
shaped as a "BMW" toy car with flashing lights and key chain, a "Coke"
soda bottle, a "Budweiser" beer can with flashing lights, a fire extinguisher,
and a telephone pager with flashing lights belt clip. The disposable lighters are
silver-colored metal and are relatively flat, measuring 2.75 inches long, 1 inch wide and
.25 inch thick. A "MADE IN CHINA" label is on each lighter.
Small stores and souvenir shops in
the New York and Miami areas sold the lighters from January 1999 through July 1999 for
Consumers should stop using these
lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For more information, call Penda New
York Inc. collect at (212) 889-6740 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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