Name of Product Units: "Speedway" Cigarette Lighters
Importer: About 500,000
Retailer: Golden Star Group, of Walnut, California
Hazard: The flame can flare up or the lighter can catch fire when ignited, posing risks of unexpected fires and burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries:Speedway SuperAmerica LLC has received six reports of incidents involving flare-ups on these lighters. Burn injuries to the head, hair, face and hand have been reported.
Description: The affected lighters have the Speedway logo on the front, "Acculite" embossed on only one side of the silver metal windscreen, and the warning information on the back is only in black type (no red type).
Sold at: Speedway, SuperAmerica and Rich convenience stores from July 2005 through October 5, 2005 for about 99 cents each.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lighters immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact a Speedway representative at (800)643-1948 between 8:30am and 5:30pm EST, Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's website at www.speedway.com
Media Contact: Linda Casey, (419)421-3262; or Angelia Graves, (419)421-2703.