Consumer product recall

Orca Lite Multi-Purpose Utility Lighter

Starting date:
September 5, 2012
Posting date:
September 5, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Orca Lite Multi-Purpose Utility Lighter

Product description

This recall involves refillable Orca Lite Multi-Purpose utility lighter distributed by Clair de Lune Inc.

The recalled lighters have a flexible black metallic barrel attached to a gold, silver or black plastic handle. The lighters can be identified by the lot number KA1109 printed on the label of the product. The model number 2022460 and the UPC 0828309302424 are also printed on the label. All lighters have refill instructions with the name Orca Lite attached to the handle.

This recall does not include any other models of Orca Lite Inc. brand lighters.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada of these utility lighters has revealed that they may pose a safety risk to users because they do not meet the performance testing requirements outlined in the Lighters Regulations.

These lighters can pose the following problems:

  • the lighters may exceed the allowable flame heights during ignition;
  • the lighters may continue to burn after the trigger mechanism has been released;
  • the lighters may leak.

Neither Clair de Lune nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lighters.

For some tips to help consumers use utility lighters safely, see Health Canada's: Utility lighters are dangerous in the hands of children!

Number sold

Approximately 7,504 pieces of the recalled lighters were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold from December 2011 to July 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Clair de Lune

Ville St-Laurent



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighters and dispose of them safely.

Consumers may contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of the recalled product.

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