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Health Canada Recalls BBQ Lighters

Health Canada has issued an official recall for barbecue lighters from Canadian Tire Corp Ltd. The refillable MASTER Chef BBQ Igniter lighters, made in China, do not meet Canada’s Lighters Regulations and may pose a fire or burn hazard. No injuries have yet been reported, and no ASI companies were named in the recall.

The lighters have an adjustable flame height, and have a gray handle and black barrel. The back of the packaging lists a date of manufacture as 2016-02-01, product number 076-2044, lot number AD6523/G35J and UPC 645990215739. The back of the lighter also lists the manufacture date.

Specifically, Health Canada reports that the lighters may exceed the allowable flame height during ignition; allow a sudden increase in flame height; and continue to burn after the ignition mechanism has been released.

More than 52,500 pieces were sold in Canada between May 2016 and June 2018 by Canadian Tire. Consumers are asked to stop using the lighters and return them to the nearest Canadian Tire location for a refund. Canadian Tire can be contacted at (800) 387-8803 or by email at customerservice@cantire.ca.