Zippo Recalls Candle Lighters Due to Burn Hazard

Jan 28, 2010, 08:02 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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Name of Product:  Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters

Units: About 17,500

Importer:  Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pa.

Hazard: Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description:  This recall involves the Zippo Slatkin & Co. candle lighters with date codes G09 or H09. The lighters are finished in high-polish chrome or white with a chrome nozzle. The lighter uses refillable butane fuel and measures 6.5 inches long and 1 inch wide. The date code is embossed on the black adjuster knob located on the end of the lighter (opposite to the nozzle). "Slatkin & Co." and "Zippo" are printed on the packaging. "Zippo" is also embossed on the product.

Sold at: Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide and online in November 2009 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Zippo for information on returning the black adjuster knob and receiving a free replacement Zippo candle lighter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Zippo at

(800) 320-7490 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Zippominimplrecall.com.

Photos available at www.cpsc.gov

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 320-7490

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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