Consumer product recall

Château Manis Électroniques Inc. recalls Chateau brand gas lighters

Starting date:
June 1, 2018
Posting date:
June 1, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Burn Hazard, Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Chateau brand gas lighters

Product description

This recall involves utility gas lighters with the name CM Homeware on the packaging and the brand Chateau engraved on the barrel. These lighters are refillable and the flame is adjustable. The recall concerns model BQ-3 with barcode number 774471038571 written on the lighter's label. The lighter is 265 mm long with a pink, blue, yellow or green plastic handle, and a black metal barrel.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these lighters do not meet the Lighters Regulations in Canada and may pose a fire or burn hazard.  Specifically the lighters:

  •  may exceed the allowable flame height during ignition;
  • may exhibit an abnormal, sudden increase in flame height; and
  • may continue to burn after the trigger mechanism has been released.

As of May 30, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

4,192 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold from April 6, 2017 to April 17, 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Haler International Limited
15/F China Economic Trade Building, 7Rd Zizhu Zhuzilin, Futian
Château Manis Électroniques Inc. (C.M.E.I.)
1495, 55th Avenue H9P 2W3

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and dispose of them according to their local municipal waste requirements or contact the retailer for a refund. 

For more information, consumers may contact Château Manis Électroniques Inc. (C.M.E.I.) by phone at 514-697-7706 or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Protal on Products Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.