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Ronson Brand Tech Torch Recalled by Zippo Due to Fire Hazard

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Recalled Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start

Recalled Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start in Clamshell Packaging

Recalled Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start

Recalled Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start in Clamshell Packaging

The Ronson Tech Torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.

Ronson Tech Torch recall hotline toll-free at 800-407-0377 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.RonsonRecall.com or www.zippo.com and click on Support at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

This recall involves the Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start. The torch is a red utility lighter with a black rubber handle, black trigger and metal nozzle. It is packaged with a Ronson butane fuel can. Ronson is printed on top of the torch and Tech Torch is printed on the base of the product.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ronson Tech Torch and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a gift card.

Zippo has identified 36 reports in the United States of the Ronson Tech Torch continuing to operate after being turned off, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online at Zippo.com and Amazon.com from February 2010 through July 2019 for between $30 and $40.

Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pa.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ronson Tech Torch and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a gift card.

Recall Alert: Ronson Brand Tech Torch Being Recalled

If you have a Ronson Brand Tech Torch lighter, you may not want to use it. According to WILX, it is having problems turning off.

Zippo, is saying that the torch has the possibility to produce a flame after the activation trigger is turned to the off position.

So far, 36 reports of the issue have happened with no injuries. Nearly 660,000 were sold at retail stores such as ACE hardware, Walmart, as well as stores nationwide.

Officials are saying that if you own one of these torches, you should stop using it and contact Zippo and get a gift card refund.

If you have a Ronson Brand Tech Torch lighter, you may not want to use it. According to reports, it is having problems turning off. ]]>