CPSC and Speedway SuperAmerica LLC Announce Recall of 500,000 “Speedway” Cigarette Lighters that Pose Fire and Burn Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that some 500,000 “Speedway” Cigarette Lighters manufactured in China are being voluntarily recalled by Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, of Enon, Ohio (retailer) because the flame can flare up or the lighter can catch fire when ignited, posing risks of unexpected fires and burn injuries.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The lighters were imported by Golden Star Group, of Walnut, California.

Speedway SuperAmerica LLC has received six reports of incidents involving flare-ups on these lighters. Burn injuries to the head, hair, face, and hand have been reported.

The recalled lighters have the “Speedway” logo on the front, “Acculite” embossed on only one side of the silver metal windscreen, and the warning information on the back in black type only (no red type). They were sold at Speedway SuperAmerica and Rich convenience stores from July 2005 through October 5, 2005 for about $1 each.

Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

For more information, contact a Speedway representative at (800) 643-1948 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.speedway.com

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