The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)
Product: Lighters - Bulgaria – King lighter
Batch number / Barcode:
Type of alert: Serious
Type / number of model: 1. barcode 6921747362968, 2. barcode 6943082910055, 3. barcode 69217473629
Risk type: Fire
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
Description: Plastic gas disposable lighters with a torch. The products are available in various colours. They contain a large quantity of gas and are unusually long – their length is about 16 cm. They have no safety mechanism. There is a button which produces the flame but there are either no inscriptions or different inscriptions on the plastic part of the lighter (e.g.: "Bulgaria", "Obzor"). There is a label with additional information about the country of origin – China, the inscriptions: King lighter and instructions for use. The products are sold without packaging. They are placed on a stand that holds 20 items.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Bulgaria
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Sweden