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Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Name of Product:
6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets
Hazard:

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

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
January 05, 2012
Units:
About 55,000
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

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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

Sold Exclusively At

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

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Recall number:
12-080
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