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November 1, 1999

Penda New York Inc. Novelty and Disposable Cigarette Lighters Recalled

Lighters RecalledNew 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 about $5.

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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