December 2, 2003CPSC, SCI Promotion Group LLC and Scripto-Tokai
Corp. Announce Recall of Mini-Flashlights
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of product: Mini-flashlights
Manufacturer: SCI Promotion Group LLC of Ontario, Calif. and Scripto- Tokai
Corporation of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hazard: The mini-flashlight's battery compartment can overheat, presenting a
possible burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of flashlights
overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The mini-flashlights were provided to consumers as a free gift
with the purchase of Aim n' Flame II multi-purpose lighters. The black,
plastic flashlight is about 5 1/4-inches long with a thin red ring around
the barrel. There is no safety issue relating to the multi- purpose lighter
and it is not the subject of this voluntary recall.
Sold at: Home improvement, discount, convenience, grocery and drug stores
nationwide sold the multipurpose lighters with the flashlights from
September 2003 through November 2003 for between $4 and $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the batteries and discard the mini-
Consumer Contact: Call SCI Promotion Group, LLC at (877) 746-7426 between
8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.