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Company Phone Number: (800) 637-0230 

January 21, 2004


Release # 04-067

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Browning CR123A lithium batteries sold with Browning Black Ice flashlights

Units: 12,500

Manufacturer: Browning, of Morgan, Utah

Hazard: The batteries can short out, causing the flashlight's canister to rupture and pose injury to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of the flashlights rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled 3-volt lithium batteries were packaged in pairs with Browning Black Ice 6-volt Xenon 6 LED flashlights. The batteries were also sold separately in packs of two. No other Black Ice model flashlights are involved in this recall.

Sold at: The flashlights were sold at hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide during December 2003 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should remove the batteries from the flashlights and contact Browning for information on receiving a refund or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Contact Browning at (800) 637-0230 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.
Picture of Recalled Flashlight Batteries