Lighter

Recall published
2006-12-25
Brand
Product title
Lighter
Product description
Category: Lighters Product: Lighter Brand: Unknown Type/number of model: Code number 39017
Risk
This product poses a risk of explosion because it does not comply with the provision of the relevant European standard EN ISO 9994 regarding resistance to elevated temperatures. According to the standard, gas lighters with a sealed compartment filled with non-absorbed fuel must be capable of withstanding a temperature of 65o C. 62% of the lighters tested failed to comply with the said requirement. One incident has been reported where the product exploded in a car that was parked for two days during summer.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authority. Press release has been issued.
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Injuries
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0002/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Greece

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