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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Zippo recalling Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start due to fire hazard.
The torch is a red utility lighter with a black rubber handle, black trigger and metal nozzle. It is packaged with a Ronson butane fuel can.
Ronson is printed on top of the torch and Tech Torch is printed on the base of the product.
Name of product: Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start
Hazard: The Ronson Tech Torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.
Recall date: October 8th, 2019
Units: About 660,000 (in addition, approximately 98,000 were distributed in Canada)
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ronson Tech Torch and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a gift card.
Incidents/Injuries: Zippo has identified 36 reports in the United States of the Ronson Tech Torch continuing to operate after being turned off, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online at Zippo.com and Amazon.com from February 2010 through July 2019 for between $30.00 and $40.00.
Importer(s): Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, PA.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Recall number: 20-007
About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.
TopicsAce Hardware, CPSC, Fire Hazard, Recall, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walmart, Washington D.C., Zippo
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