CPSC, SCI Promotion Group LLC and Scripto-Tokai Corp. Announce Recall of Mini-Flashlights
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Mini-flashlights
Manufacturer: SCI Promotion Group LLC of Ontario, Calif. and Scripto- Tokai Corporation of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Hazard: The mini-flashlight's battery compartment can overheat, presenting a possible burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of flashlights overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The mini-flashlights were provided to consumers as a free gift with the purchase of Aim n' Flame II multi-purpose lighters. The black, plastic flashlight is about 5 1/4-inches long with a thin red ring around the barrel. There is no safety issue relating to the multi- purpose lighter and it is not the subject of this voluntary recall.
Sold at: Home improvement, discount, convenience, grocery and drug stores nationwide sold the multipurpose lighters with the flashlights from September 2003 through November 2003 for between $4 and $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the batteries and discard the mini- flashlights.
Consumer Contact: Call SCI Promotion Group, LLC at (877) 746-7426 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.