On Friday I did my usual routine and hopped into the car to head over to my local shop, Kensington Tobacconist. While there I got to talking to the owner, Kurt, who mentioned getting a very surprising phone call from Colibri. It seems that they called him out of the blue to inform him that they have been purchased by another company and are back in business. They went on to tell him that he can expect to see his new Colibri representative in the coming weeks as they get back into the swing of things.
With the reopening, Colibri says that they will honor their eternal flame warranty. While this is good for the customers with broken lighters, I believe they may have a tough time making good with the retailers that were not informed of the closure and were forced to see off their stock at reduced prices.