Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
October 8, 2019
Posting date:
October 8, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71171

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start
  • Issue: The Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start can continue operating after being turned off, posing a fire hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled torch and contact Zippo Manufacturing Company for a refund in the form of a gift card.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Zippo Manufacturing Company.

Affected products

Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start

Product description

This recall involves Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start. The recalled torches are red with a black rubber handle, black trigger, and metal nozzle.

The following models are affected:
Product SKU UPC

Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start

80011C (Canada) 059136800114 (Canada)
80011 (US) 037900800119 (US)
80012 (US) 037900800089 (US)

Hazard identified

The Ronson Brand Tech Torch Auto Start can continue operating after being turned off, posing a fire hazard.

As of September 04, 2019, the company has received one report of the torch not extinguishing after being turned off and no reports of injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 36 reports, including one report of property damage, and no reported  injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 98,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 660,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February 2010 to August 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

Companies

Distributor
Zippo Manufacturing Company
Bradford
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Rekrow Industrial Inc.
New Taipei City
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch and contact Zippo Manufacturing Company for instructions on how to receive a refund in the form of a gift card.

For more information, consumers can contact Zippo Manufacturing Company by telephone toll free at 1-800-407-0377 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, or by email. Consumers may also visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website (US CPSC to provide link).

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.