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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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.
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 help 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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