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M Herman Co. Inc. recalls wick lighters (with no brand name)

Starting date:
October 24, 2016
Posting date:
October 24, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard, Burn Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Wick lighters (with no brand name)

Product description

This recall involves refillable wick lighters with no brand name. The lighters are available in silver or gold colour with various embossed logos.

Hazard identified

Health Canada has determined that these lighters do not meet the Lighters Regulations in Canada and may pose a fire or burn hazard.  Specifically, the lighters are missing the required child-resistant mechanism.

Neither Health Canada nor M Herman Co. Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these lighters in Canada.

For some tips to help consumers use lighters safely, visit the fire safety page.

Number sold

Approximately 600 units of the recalled lighters were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold from January 2016 to October 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


M Herman Co. Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and dispose of them according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

For more information, consumers may contact M Herman Co. Inc. by telephone at 1-514-843-5061.

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.