Lighter recalls in Canada expand — 52,000 from Canadian Tire now fail safety check

Health Canada has recalled thousands of lighters over safety risks.
Health Canada has recalled thousands of lighters over safety risks. Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Health Canada has issued a second recall for lighters within days, saying they’ve failed to meet safety regulations.

READ MORE: 375K Home Hardware lighters pose fire, burn risk

The latest recall applies to 52,596 MASTER Chef BBQ Igniter lighters from Canadian Tire.

The products have an adjustable flame height and are 285 millimetres long with a grey handle and black barrel.

They come with the product number 076-2044 and a date of manufacture listed as “2016/02/01.”

Here is a closer look at the product:

These refillable lighters were sold between May 2016 and June 2018, according to the alert.

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While there have not been any reported injuries from these lighters, Health Canada explained that the products fail to meet Lighters Regulations in Canada and can pose a fire or burn risk.

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Health Canada outlined the following risks: the flame of the lighters may be longer than allowed, it might also have “abnormal, sudden increases in height” and continue to burn after the trigger has been released.

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This is the second recall issued for lighters that failed to meet these standards within one week.

On Monday, Health Canada issued a recall for 375,464 multi-purpose lighters from Home Hardware.

The model number for the affected product is #BBQ- 2600CR-ETC with UPC 822733191127.

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The product also comes with an item number 6311-056 on the package, and 63311-056 on the lighter itself.

Lighters Regulations in Canada

Lighters that are sold in Canada have to meet a series of rules, as per the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

In an email to Global News, Health Canada explained that the increase in lighter recalls is due to some testing.

“Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program is undertaking an enforcement project to sample and test lighters to verify compliance with the Lighters Regulations,” a statement read.

It added that the testing is part of Health Canada’s “cyclical enforcement approach to consumer product safety,” which helps make sure all products sold comply to safety and other standards.

At the end of the testing period a full consumer report will be issued, the statement said.