Rayovac Flashlights Recalled by Spectrum Brands Due to Burn Hazard

      Rayovac Flashlights Recalled by Spectrum Brands Due to Burn Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Rayovac flashlights

Hazard: The flashlight can cause the batteries to overheat and melt the
flashlight's plastic casing, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled flashlights immediately,
remove the batteries and contact Spectrum for a full refund or register for
the recall at www.rovrecall.com.

Consumer Contact: Spectrum Brands toll-free at (855) 752-6660 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.spectrumbrands.com or
www.rayovac.com and click on Product Recalls for more information. 

Photos available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rayovac-Flashlights-Recalled-by-Spectrum-Brands/

Recall Details

Units: About 225,000 in the United States and 7,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves Rayovac LED Industrial flashlights (model
ILED2AA) with run times of 25 or 50 hours, Rayovac Value Bright LED plastic
flashlights (model BRSELED2AA-BA), and Rayovac Value Bright flashlights (model
BRSELED2AA-BDGDI). The flashlights use two AA batteries. They measure about
61/2 inches long and the flashlight head is about 1 1/3 inches in diameter.
They were sold in the following colors:solid red, blue, green or black with
yellow. Rayovac is printed on the head of the flashlight. The following date
codes are included in the recall: E/J-C, H/F-C, I/F-C, L/F-C, M/W-C, O/F-C,
R/F-C, R/J-C,S/J-C, T/F-C, U/F-C and Y/J-C. The date code is printed on a
white sticker inside the flashlight's tube.

Incidents/Injuries: Spectrum has received reports of 12 flashlights
overheating and melting during use. No injuries or property damage have been
reported.

Sold at: Electronics, grocery, drug, hardware, home improvement and auto parts
stores, farm and ranch product outlets, military surplus outlets and farm
cooperatives and other stores nationwide and online at www.rayovac.com and
other websites from February 2012 through December 2013 for about $2.30.

Importer: Spectrum Brands, Inc., of Middleton, Wis.

Manufacturer: P.T. Topus International, of Indonesia

Manufactured in: Indonesia

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the
public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -
such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals –
contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with
consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall
ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or
teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can
obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter
@OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
products.

Media Contact
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
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