Recall: Quality Fresh Cigars Recall of Lighters

February 26, 2004
Alert #04-536

CPSC, Quality Fresh Cigars Announce Recall of Lighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Nibo Space 5 and Nibo Space 19 Novelty Lighters

Units: 313

Manufacturer: Quality Fresh Cigars of Troy, Mich.

Hazard: These novelty lighters were imported without first being tested to show compliance with CPSC requirements that the lighters be child-resistant. They pose fire and burn hazards to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: There are two styles of lighters included in this recall. Nibo Space 5, model 12679, is a silver-colored lighter. The lighter is 2 7/8" tall and is in the shape of a spaceship. The word "SPACE" appears on one side of the lighter and the word "NIBO" appears on the other side. Nibo Space 19, model 13919, is a metal lighter that resembles a toy. The lighter is 3" tall. The word "NIBO" appears in a raised circle on one side of the lighter.

Sold through: The lighters were sold through the firm's catalog from April 2003 to September 2003 for about $20. The lighters were also given away as premiums in conjunction with purchase.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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 lighters should not be incinerated or punctured. Consumers can obtain a gift certificate for $19.95 if purchased or $5.00 if received as a gift by mailing a copy of the signed Disposal Notification Form to Quality Fresh. Consumers should send correspondence to: QFC-Nibo Recall, 1241 Chicago Road, Troy, MI 48083.

Consumer Contact: Quality Fresh at (800) 978-1908 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. The firm has sent letters and the Disposal Notification Form to consumers who purchased or received the lighters notifying them of this recall.
Picture of recalled lighters