Ronson Corporation of Canada Issues Voluntary Recall of Wind Resistant Multi-Purpose, Multi-Flex and Standard Multi-Purpose Lighters

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario June 26 /CNW/ -- Ronson Corporation of Canada today
announced a voluntary recall of its entire line of Indoor/Outdoor
Multi-Purpose Utility Lighters because one of the products, the Wind Resistant
Multi-Purpose Lighter, did not meet certain standards in a recent Product
Safety Test conducted by Health Canada.

    There have been no reported accidents, injuries or mishaps connected with
consumer use of this utility lighter, which is a long-barreled, multi-purpose
device with a handle designed for indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, as a
precaution, the company has also initiated a voluntary recall of two related
utility lighters, the Multi-Flex Utility Lighter and the standard
Multi-Purpose Utility Lighter.  Neither the Multi-Flex nor the standard
Multi-Purpose product has been named by Health Canada. Canadian consumers are
advised to return products to the original point of purchase for a full

    Ronson remains committed to maintaining the highest safety and consumer
protection standards.  Ronson is working in full cooperation with Canada's
safety authorities, and launched an investigation immediately upon learning of
this matter.

    The recall includes four UPCs:

    Lighter                             UPC Numbers

    Wind Resistant                      059136511010
                                       (the "1010")

    Wind Resistant Kit                  059136511058
                                        (the "1058")

    Multi Flex                          059136511218
                                        (the "1218")

    Standard Utility                    059136511317
                                        (the "1317")
    Consumers who purchased any of these lighters in Canada should return
them to the original point of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with
additional questions about the recall or who are unable to return the product
to the point of purchase may contact the company's Customer Relations
Department at 1-800-265-5121.

    Wholesalers and retailers in Canada have been instructed to return all
inventories immediately.

    Ronson Corporation of Canada Ltd. - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada is a
subsidiary of Ronson Corporation, Woodbridge, NJ 07095


For further information:

For further information: Media: Bruce Clemmens, Vice President & General
Manager, +1-905-624-1745,; Consumers: Ronson Corporation
of Canada Ltd., Toll Free: 800-265-5121 Web Site:

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