VPR Brands Recalls Lighters Due to Missing Child Safety Feature, Posing Burn and Fire Hazards; Violation of the Federal Regulation for Cigarette Lighters

Name of Product: Disposable Lighters
Hazard: The lighters do not have child-resistant mechanisms and were not tested to the federal regulatory requirements for child resistance. Young children under 5 years old could ignite the lighters, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Refund
Recall Date: February 08, 2024
Units: About 62,200
Consumer Contact: VPR Brands toll-free at 888-420-8858 from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected], or online at https://vprbrands.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.
Description: This recall involves Slim Soft and Slim Jet disposable lighters imported by VPR Brands. The products have “DISSIM” imprinted on one side and are 3.5 inches by 1 inch in size. They were sold in black, blue, clear, gray, red, white, and yellow colors, and have a molded circular grip at the bottom.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled lighters immediately and contact VPR Brands for instructions on how to destroy the device and submit proof of destruction to receive a full refund.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Small independent stores nationwide and online at vprbrands.com from September 2022 through November 2023 for about $18.
Importer: VPR Brands, of Sunrise, Florida
Manufactured In: China