Zippo is recalling about 660,000 Ronson tech torch auto starts in the United States and about 98,000 in Canada.
The Ronson tech torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released to the off position, posing a fire hazard.
Zippo has identified 36 reports in the U.S. of the Ronson tech torch continuing to operate after being turned off, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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’s 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 gift card for a refund.
The torches were sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, and other stores nationwide and online at Zippo.com and Amazon.com from February 2010 through July 2019. The cost was between $30 and $40.
For more information, call the Ronson Tech Torch Recall Hotline at 800-407-0377 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email CR@RonsonRecall.com, or visit www.RonsonRecall.com or www.zippo.com and click on Support at the bottom of the page.
For information on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.