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Coleman Recalls 8,500 Flashlights for Fire Hazard

Tori-Ann Holness8 months ago

The Coleman Company Inc., Wichita, Kan. has recently recalled approximately 8,500 flashlights due to a fire hazard.

About the Flashlight Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The CPSC reports that Coleman has received two reports of the flashlight batteries overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

CPSC recommends consumers stop using the recalled flashlights and contact Coleman for instructions on returning the flashlights for a full refund.

Description of Recalled Flashlights

The following information was provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • This recall involves three models of Coleman® CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights.
  • Models include CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872).
  • The flashlights are black, with “Coleman” printed in white along the handle and have the model number in white print on the upper portion of the handle next to the light.
  • The flashlights are 6.5 inches long.
  • The lithium-ion batteries inside the flashlights are red with the Coleman logo printed in white on the battery.

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