Zippo Recalls Candle Lighters for Burn Hazard

On January 27, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Zippo Manufacturing Co. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 17,500 Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters, citing a potential burn hazard. When adjusted to the maximum flame setting, the Candle Lighters can produce an excessive flame.

The recall affects Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters with date codes G09 or H09 embossed on the black adjuster knob on one end of the lighter. The product is finished in high-polish chrome or white, measuring 6.5 inches long and 1 inch wide.

The company has received no reports of injury so far, and the products were sold in Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide and online in November 2009.

Customers with recalled products are urged to stop using the product immediately and contact Zippo for information on returning the adjustment knob and receiving a free replacement lighter. The company can be reached at 800-320-7490.

                                                                                                                                     

Sources:

  1. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10124.html