July 24, 2002Young's J.K. Has Recalled Novelty
- Young's J.K. Inc. has recalled about
1,800 novelty cigarette lighters. These lighters do not have child-resistant
mechanisms, as required by federal law. Young children could ignite the
lighters, posing fire and burn hazards.
CPSC and Young's J.K. Inc. have not received any reports of injuries or
incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
These are refillable, gas-fueled, piezo-electric lighters in the shape of
beverage cans. One lighter is labeled "Coca Cola" and the other lighter is
labeled "Budweiser KING OF BEER." They are attached to keyrings.
Grocery, gift, and liquor stores, as well as smoke shops and gas station
food marts in Oregon and southwest Washington sold these lighters from
October 2001 through February 2002 for about $3.
Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to
the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Young's
J.K. Inc. collect at (503) 252-3022 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday