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Elite-2 disposable cigarette lighters

Description: Disposable Lighters Recalled by ERA Intermarketing NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 1998 Release # 98-094 Company Phone Number: (888) 682-2388 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076 CPSC, ERA Intermarketing Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Disposable Lighters WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ERA Intermarketing Co. Inc. of City of Industry, Calif., is recalling about 840,000 Elite-2 disposable cigarette lighters. The lighters do not meet the 1994 requirement for child-resistant mechanisms in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act. This act requires amechanism on disposable and novelty lighters shown to prevent ignition of the lighters by most children under 5 years old. Each year, CPSC estimates 190 deaths are caused by children under 5 years old playing with lighters. CPSC and ERA Intermarketing are not aware of any injuries involving these cigarette lighters. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The Elite-2 lighters are made of clear plastic tinted in assorted colors. The metal top is labeled "ELITE," and the lighter label bears the bar code: "16229 12001" and the date code, "3/97." Small retailers sold the Elite-2 cigarette lighters nationwide from June 1997 to March 1998 for about $1. Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to ERA Intermarketing for a full refund, including postage, at: Product Recall ERA Intermarketing Co., Inc. 200 S. 5th Avenue City of Industry, CA 91746 For more information about this recall, consumers should call ERA Intermarketing Co. Inc. toll-free at (888) 682-2388 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday. CPSC discovered this defective product as part of ongoing import surveillance in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service. [Source]

Elite-2 disposable cigarette lighters Recall Information

Recall Date04/09/1998
Recall ID6147
Recall Number98094
Product TypeLighters
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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