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December 2, 2003

CPSC, SCI Promotion Group LLC and Scripto-Tokai Corp. Announce Recall of Mini-Flashlights

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of product: Mini-flashlights

Units: 448,000

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- flashlights.

Consumer Contact: Call SCI Promotion Group, LLC at (877) 746-7426 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 
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