Home Hardware Stores Ltd. recalls Home Flexible Multi-Purpose Lighter

Starting date:
June 26, 2018
Posting date:
June 26, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67082

Affected products

Home Flexible Multi-Purpose Lighter

Product description

This recall involves the Home Flexible Multi-Purpose utility gas lighters with a 5” flexible wand. These lighters are refillable and the flame is adjustable. The recall concerns model #BBQ- 2600CR-ETC with UPC 822733191127 as well as item # 6311-056 on the package and 63311-056 on the lighter. The product can also be identified by “Home” on the package and on the barrel of the lighter.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these lighters do not meet the Lighters Regulations in Canada and may pose a fire or burn hazard. Specifically the lighters:

  • may exceed the allowable flame height during ignition;
  • may exhibit an abnormal, sudden increase in flame height; and
  • may continue to burn after the trigger mechanism has been released.

As of June 20, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

375,464 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold from June 2007 to June 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Unison Ridge Limited Home Imports (DCCL)
Waterloo
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Wenzhou Fortune International
Wenzhou, Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and dispose of them according to their local municipal waste requirements or contact the retailer for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Home Hardware Stores Limited by email or by calling 519-664-2252 ext. 6609.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.