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“Grill Mate” Utility Lighter

Starting date:
May 11, 2012
Posting date:
May 11, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

"Grill Mate" Utility Lighter

Product description

This recall specifically involves non-rechargeable "Grill Mate" brand utility lighters bearing item number 014023. The lighter has a black plastic handle and can be identified by UPC 062831140232.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has revealed that the lighters may pose a burn risk to users because they do not meet the performance requirements set out in the Lighters Regulations.

These lighters can pose the following problems:

  • an abnormal, sudden increase in flame height
  • the lighter may not go out when the lighting mechanism is released
  • the child-resistant mechanism may not work properly

Neither S.R. Potten Limited nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lighters.

For some tips to help consumers use utility lighters safely, see page Utility lighters are dangerous in the hands of children! Utility on Health Canada's Recall site.

Number sold

Approximately 18,936 recalled lighters were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold from February 2012 to April 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Chien Sheng Machine Ind. Co. Limited.
S R Potten Enterprises Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and dispose of them safely.

Consumers may contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of the recalled product.