Health Canada recalls multi-purpose lighter due to fire, burn hazard

A popular multi-purpose lighter is being recalled due to a potential fire and burn hazard.

Health Canada says the X-Lite Multi-Purpose Lighter does not meet regulations, noting it may exceed the allowable flame height during ignition; may exhibit an abnormal, sudden increase in flame height; and may continue to burn after the trigger mechanism has been released.

The affected product bears the UPC code 8 77318 00180 3 and Lot Number 22C and comes packaged within a set of eight.

“These lighters have a metal black barrel with a coloured handle. Handles may be red, green, blue, purple or orange in colour. These lighters feature an adjustable flame height, fuel level window, and safety switch,” the federal agency said in a statement.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact X-Lite Corporation for a refund.”

Health Canada says more than 28,000 units of the affected product has been sold in Canada between April 27, 2023 and June 30, 2023. As of September 11, 2023, no reports of incidents or injuries have been reported in Canada.

Further information can be obtained by contacting X-Lite Corporation by telephone at 905-604-1491 or the company’s website.

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