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Ozark Trail Butane Lighters Recalled by Wal-Mart Stores
April 5, 1999
Release # 99-088
Company Phone Number: (800) WAL-MART |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Ozark Trail
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Co mmission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of
Bentonville, Ark., is recalling about 1 million Ozark Trail
butane utility lighters. These lighters can have a cracked
fuel cylinder, which can allow butane to leak and ignite.
These lighters can continue to burn after the trigger is
released, and can exhibit flaring characteristics or burning
with an unsteady flame.
Wal-Mart has received two reports of these lighters
leaking fuel, which then ignited and singed the user's
facial and arm hair. There have been no reports of serious
injuries or property damage.
These Ozark Trail butane lighters have model number
HH-133, which is written on the packaging. The lighters are
about 11 inches long, have a black plastic handle with a red
trigger and on/off switch.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold these lighters from
August 1997 through March 1999 for about $2.
Consumers with these recalled butane lighters should
stop using them immediately, and return them to the nearest
Wal-Mart store for a refund. For more information, consumers
should call Wal-Mart at (800) WAL-MART between 7 a.m. and
9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m and 9 p.m. Saturday, and
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday CDT.
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