|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 867-2415
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
NexTorch Recalls Flashlight Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
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: NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries
Units: About 16,000
Importer: NexTorch, Inc., of Mukiteo, Wash.
Hazard: Batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumer's body, clothes and vehicle.
Description: The recalled product is a NexTorch NT123A flashlight battery, bearing the trademark superscript, rather than registered trademark ® superscript. Its body is silver metallic-colored and has the NexTorch logo and the voltage (3 V) on it. The battery is often packaged with NexTorch flashlights.
Sold at: Firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and on the Web, including amazon.com and the firm's website www.nextorch.com, from July 2007 to July 2011 for about $2 per battery.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop use of the battery and contact NexTorch for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please call the firm toll-free at (877) 867-2415 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, visit the firm's web site at www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
Recalled Battery with
New Battery with ®
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.