About Hammacher Schlemmer Rowenta Butler Slim Torches

Recall Date: 6/25/2002

Hammacher Schlemmer Recall of Lighters Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 June 25, 2002 Alert #02-547 CPSC, Hammacher Schlemmer & Co. Announce Recall of Lighters PRODUCT: Butler’s Slim Torch – Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co., Inc. of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling approximately 3000 Butler Slim Torches. The recalled lighters have a brushed chrome finish and a black rubber slide lever that is moved to ignite the lighter. They are seven inches long and “Rowenta” is embossed on the rubber slide lever. The lighters come packaged in a black plastic case with “Rowenta” stamped on the bottom of the case. The Hammacher Schlemmer® catalog sold the lighters nationwide between August 2001 and February 2002 for $39.95. The lighters were manufactured in Germany. PROBLEM: The lighters were imported into this country without first being tested to ensure they comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s requirements that the lighters be child-resistant. Child- resistant requirements were adopted to reduce the risk of fires and deaths caused by children playing with multi-purpose lighters. INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported. WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately. Consumers should dispose of the lighter in a manner that is in compliance with any state or local requirements. The lighter should not be incinerated or punctured. Consumers can obtain a refund by mailing the black plastic case of the lighter and the use instructions that were included in the case to Hammacher Schlemmer® along with a signed statement confirming the lighter has been disposed of. Consumers can contact Hammacher Schlemmer® at (800) 233-4800 seven days a week between 8:00 a.m. and midnight ET or send e-mail to btorch@hammacher.com to receive a return authorization number and shipping instructions. Consumers will receive their choice of a $50 Hammacher Schlemmer® gift certificate or a refund of the $39.95 purchase price for each lighter purchased. Hammacher Schlemmer mailed notification of this recall to all customers.

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2002/CPSC-Hammacher-Schlemmer–Co-Announce-Recall-of-Lighters