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Koehler-Bright Star Recalls Flashlights Due to Explosion Hazard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Koehler-Bright-Star-Recalls-Flashlights-Due-to-Explosion-Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

Hazard: The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Remedy:  Replace  

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

Consumer Contact:

Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.net or online at www.koehlerlighting.com and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involvesWorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.   The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.

Manufacturer: Koehler-Bright Star, of Hanover, Pa.

Manufactured in: United States

In Conjunction With: Health Canada

Health Canada’s press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67368r-eng.php

About U.S. CPSC:
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.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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