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Description: Lighters Recalled by Double L NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2001 Release # 01-098 Double L Recall Hotline: (800) 253-1399 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles or Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7052 or 1189 CPSC, Double L Announce Recall of Lighters WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Double L Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling about 180,000 multi-purpose lighters. These lighters can leak butane when they are ignited, causing an excessive burst of flame. This presents a risk of fire and burn injuries to consumers. Double L has received five reports of excessive bursts of flame, resulting in burns to consumers. The lighters are 10 1/2 inches long and were packaged in a cardboard display sleeve under the brand name "DIY." The brand name is not on the lighter. The lighters have a black handle, red plastic trigger and on/off switch, and a silver-colored metal barrel. A yellow label is affixed to the handle reads in part: "DANGER: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE...Made in China." The lighters were sold nationwide at Joann Stores, Family Dollar Stores, Bill Dollar Stores, and Hancock Fabrics from December 1998 to December 1999 for $1 to $2. Consumers should stop using the lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call Double L Inc. at (800) 253-1399 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Double L Inc., P. O. Box 840, Matthews, N.C., 28106. [Source]

Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date03/06/2001
Recall ID466
Recall Number01098
Product TypeLighters
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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