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Coleman Recalls Flashlights Due to Fire Hazard

  • Coleman® CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights
  • Model Number on Coleman Flashlights
  • Coleman Flashlight Battery
Name of Product:
Lithium-ion batteries
Hazard:

The lithium-ion batteries of the flashlight can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 12, 2016
Units:
About 8,500 in the United States (in addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Coleman at 800-835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at consumerservice@coleman.com or online at www.coleman.com and click on "Safety Information" under the "Customer Support" tab at the bottom of the page and then click on "CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlight Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and contact Coleman for instructions on returning the flashlights for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Coleman has received two reports of the flashlight batteries overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

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Academy Sports + Outdoors, Green Supply, Sportsman’s Supply Company and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.coleman.com and www.amazon.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $65 and $75.

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Manufacturer(s):

"Kaper Industrial LTD, of Hong Kong, China"

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

The Coleman Company Inc., Wichita, Kan.

Recall number:
16-140
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