Flashlights Recalled by CPSC Due to Fire HazardFebruary 17, 2012 8:30 pm News and Society
In a press statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), cooperating with the retail giant Target, announced a safety recall of the corporation’s LED flashlight sets because of their tendency for igniting and melting, significant hazards they pose to consumers.
The CPSC estimates that this recall applies to about 55,000 flashlight sets, with every set having six flashlights. The recall was put into action when Target found that the flashlights have the potential to heat up, smoke or melt when turned on. This defect poses significant fire and burn hazard to consumers who have purchased the sets. The recall applies solely to the LED Flashlight Sets with six-pieces. These sets can be identified by a UPC code of 490021010049, which can be found on the back of the package. The products are made of silver plastic and black rubber grips around the handles and light base. Each set of flashlights has 2 of the 3 different sized flashlights. The sets were available only through Target stores across the country from October 2010 through December 2011.
The CPSC is asking consumers to stop their usage of the flashlight sets immediately and to take them back to the nearest Target store to get a full refund.
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