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Industrial Revolution Recalls LED Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at REI Stores

  • UCO Arka LED Lantern, USB cable, and wall charger
  • Close-up of recalled wall charger
Name of Product:
UCO Arka LED lanterns
Hazard:
The lantern's wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
July 17, 2013
Units:
About 2,300
Consumer Contact

Industrial Revolution toll-free at (888) 297-6062 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, or online at www.industrialrev.com then click on "news" at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled UCO Arka LED lantern can be used as a flashlight, a lantern or a USB charger. It has a red cap around the flashlight lens, a collapsible clear plastic lantern top and a black base with red extendable feet. It comes with a rechargeable 3.7V 4Ah Lithium-ion battery, a USB cable and a wall charger. The lantern is 7.7 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. It collapses to 5.25 inches tall when closed. "UCO" and an image of a flame are printed in red on the base. There are two USB ports (USB-A and USB-mini) under recessed caps on the base of the lantern, just above the red ring at the bottom. The wall charger is a one-inch black plastic cube with a white-faced plug. Model number "A1265"is printed above the plug's prongs and a small green dot appears below on the lower corner.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the chargers, unplug them and contact REI to receive a free replacement charger plug. REI is contacting customers directly. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold Exclusively At

REI stores nationwide and online from April to May 2013 for about $70. 

Importer:

Industrial Revolution Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.

Importer

Industrial Revolution Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor

REI, of Kent, Wash.

Recall number:
13-239
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