VPR brand disposable lighters are being recalled because the lighters do not have child-resistant mechanisms and were not tested to federal regulatory requirements for child resistance.
Young children under 5 years old could ignite the lighters, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves Slim Soft and Slim Jet disposable lighters imported by VPR Brands. The products have “DISSIM” imprinted on one side and are 3.5 inches by 1 inch in size. They were sold in black, blue, clear, gray, red, white, and yellow colors, and have a molded circular grip at the bottom.
The lighters were sold at small independent stores nationwide and online at vprbrands.com from September 2022 through November 2023 for about $18.
Consumers should stop using the recalled lighters immediately and contact VPR Brands for instructions on how to destroy the device and submit proof of destruction to receive a full refund.