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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fleetwood EXIM, Inc. Recall Cigarette Lighters


In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fleetwood EXIM, Inc. of Grenada, Mississippi is voluntarily recalling about 950,000 disposable cigarette lighters. The lighters have child-resistant mechanisms that do not work. Young children could ignite the lighters, presenting fire and burn hazards.

The disposable cigarette lighters recalled are oval tube shaped with a roll and press type ignition mechanism. The lighters have a blue, orange, red or clear transparent case and a chrome metal windshield surrounding the flame port. Stamped into one side of the windshield is the brand name "youjie". A warning label on the back of the lighters reads in part, "WARNING: KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN" and "MADE IN CHINA".

For more information, call Fleetwood EXIM toll-free at (888) 251-5252 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC point of contact is Ken Giles, release number 01-120, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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