Consumer product recall

Vertigo Deluxe Lighter

Starting date:
April 16, 2013
Posting date:
April 16, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Vertigo Deluxe Lighter

Product description

This recall involves three models of reusable Vertigo brand lighters imported and distributed by Lumigem Canada Inc. The recalled models are: Vertigo – Jolt, Vertigo – Cyclone and Vertigo – Bullet.

Hazard identified

Laboratory tests show that they can pose a risk to user safety because they do not meet the performance testing requirements outlined in the Lighters Regulations.

These products 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 Lumigem Canada Inc. 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 Lighters and Matches.

Number sold

Approximately 540 recalled lighters were sold Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled lighters were sold in 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Lumigen Canada Inc.




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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 products.

For more information, consumers may contact Lumigem Canada Inc. by telephone at 1-800-265-4274 or by email.