|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2004
Release # 04-075
|Dorcy's Hotline: (800) 837-8558
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: Fuji Power and A&T Fuji Power CR123A 3-volt lithium batteries originally provided with the Dorcy Spyder Tactical Xenon Light (Product 41-4200), also sold in packages of two flashlights under the name Dorcy Xenon Tactical Light. The same batteries - sold in another manufacturer's flashlight - were recalled in an earlier CPSC announcement: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03195.html
Manufacturer: Dorcy International Inc. of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The batteries may overheat, leak, or rupture, presenting a potential for fire and injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Five reports have been received about batteries overheating and causing the flashlight to burst. Dorcy has received four reports of minor damage to clothing and personal items and burn injuries. In one case, the batteries allegedly caused or contributed to a house fire.
Description: Each of the 3-volt lithium batteries has a white label with the words "Fuji Power" or "A&T Fuji Power CR123A." The batteries were provided separately in pairs in packaging with the flashlights.
Sold at: National retailers including BJ's Wholesale Club, Orchard Supply Hardware, Ace Hardware, Tru Value Hardware, Meijer Stores, Fred Meyer, Marvins, Sport Chalet, and Sportsman Guide.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Call Dorcy International Inc. toll-free at (800) 837-8558 to receive free replacement batteries for each pair of batteries originally provided with the Spyder Tactical Xenon Light or the Xenon Tactical Light. Consumers also can return the flashlights to the store for a refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Dorcy International Inc. toll-free at (800) 837- 8558 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Dorcy's web site is www.dorcy.com.
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