PhotoZippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pa., is recalling about 758,000 Ronson Tech Torch Auto Starts sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received 36 reports in the U.S., of the 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 is 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.

The torch, manufactured in Taiwan, was sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online at and from February 2010, through July 2019, for between $30 and $40.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ronson Tech Torch and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a gift card.

Consumers may contact the firm at the Ronson Tech Torch recall hotline toll-free at (800) 407-0377 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at or and click on “Support” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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