Zippo Candle Lighters Recalled for Burn Hazard

About 17,500 <"">Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters, which were manufactured in China and imported by the Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Zippo Slatkin & Co. candle lighters with date codes G09 or H09. The lighters are finished in high-polish chrome or white with a chrome nozzle. The lighter uses refillable butane fuel and measure 6.5 inches long and one-inch wide. The date code is embossed on the black adjuster knob located on the end of the lighter (opposite to the nozzle). “Slatkin & Co.” and “Zippo” are printed on the packaging. “Zippo” is also embossed on the product.

The recalled Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters were sold at Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide and online in November 2009 for about $10.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using this product and contact Zippo for information on returning the black adjuster knob and receiving a free replacement Zippo candle lighter. Zippo can be reached at (800) 320-7490 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or at its Web site at

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