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Product Recall - ATTENTION
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2006
Release #06-DRAFT

Speedway's Recall Hotline (800)643-1948
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800)638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301)504-7908

CPSC, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC Announces Recall of "Speedway" Cigarette Lighters


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at


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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.

Manufactured in:China

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

Media Contact: Linda Casey, (419)421-3262; or Angelia Graves, (419)421-2703.


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