Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
Release #12-080
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets

Units: About 55,000

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received reports of four incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to consumer's hands.

Description: This recall involves 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. They are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. The flashlight sets have UPC code 490021010049 printed on the back of the package. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7 1/2 inches long.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011 for about $10 per set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the flashlights and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com

Picture of recalled 6-piece LED flashlight set package                         Picture of recalled 6-piece LED flashlight set