July 17, 2003CPSC, De Bon Sales Announce Recall of
following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless
Name of product: Novelty Cigarette Lighters
Manufacturer: De Bon Sales Inc., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The novelty lighters are not equipped with child-resistant
mechanisms. They pose fire and burn hazards to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: There are two styles of lighters included in this recall. The
first is a chrome and silver lighter, in the shape of a rearing horse. It is
about 2.3 inches long and is labeled "DE-L-36." The second lighter is
silver-colored, in the shape of a bird head holding a snake. It is about 2.5
inches long and is labeled "DE-L-23."
Sold at: Dollar stores in Texas from November 2002 through December 2002 for
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the lighters to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call De Bon Sales Inc. collect at (713) 541-2100 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Albert Kim at (713) 541-2100.