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3-in-1 flashlight, compass and match holder

Description: The recalled product is a bronze-colored 3-in-1 flashlight that was distributed as a promotional item for Marlboro brand cigarettes. The flashlight is 4.5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter and has five LED lights. It has a compartment for storing matches and an end cap that has compass in the top. The cap with the compass has a striker pad on the inside. It came with 20 wooden matches and a removable foam insert between the matches and the striker pad. [Source]

3-in-1 flashlight, compass and match holder
Altria Group Distribution Company Recalls Flashlight Due to Burn, Injury Hazards; Distributed Exclusively through Marlboro Promotion (Recall Alert)

Recalled Marlboro promotional 3-in-1 flashlight

About 365,000 units were affected by this recall.

3-in-1 flashlight, compass and match holder Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date05/01/2014
Recall ID1812
Recall Number14733
Product TypeFlashlights or Battery-Powered Lanterns
HazardMatches inside the match holder can ignite when in contact with the striker pad beneath the compass cap, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
InjuriesThe firm has received 11 reports of the matches igniting inside the product, including two reports of the product exploding. One consumer reported receiving minor burns and one reported receiving medical attention for injuries to his hand.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled product, remove the matches and store them safely and contact AGDC for a free replacement item of equal or greater value. AGDC is contacting consumers directly.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactAltria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) toll-free at (888) 597-5387 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at or and click on “3-in-1 Flashlight Recall” for more information.
Last Updated05/23/2014
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