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Safety Alert [03/19/2007]

Safety Alert: CFM U.S. Corp. Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters Sold at Wal-Mart Lack Safety Warning Labels


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with CFM U.S. Corporation, today issued a Public Safety Notice for the following consumer products. Consumers should review the safety precautions below for multi-purpose lighters before further use of these lighters.

Name of product: Multi-Purpose Gas Lighters

Units: About 1.8 million

Importer: CFM U.S. Corp., of Huntington, Ind.

Hazard: The lighters do not have a label in English containing precautionary information concerning the proper use and operation. Failure to follow the instructions in the warning label could result in injury.

Picture of Warning Label

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves three models of multi-purpose butane lighters sold under the brand name, The Grill Care Company(r). The lighters are nine or 11 inches long and have the words "The Grill Care Company" and "NOM" printed on the label affixed to each lighter. As shown below, the lighter's body comes in several colors. Only lighters that have Spanish warnings and do not have English warnings are included in this recall.

Sold at: Wal-Mart from February 2006 through January 2007 for between $1 and $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact CFM to obtain safety warning labels in English and instructions for proper placement of the labels on the lighters.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CFM toll-free at (866) 333-4833 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this safety alert on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the affected products, please go to:

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