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BioLite Recalls Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively Online at Kickstarter.Com (Recall Alert)

  • BaseLantern with legs extended
  • BaseLantern with legs folded.
Name of Product:
Lithium-ion battery
Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery of the lantern can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 30, 2016
Units:
About 5,900
Consumer Contact

BioLite toll-free at 844-424-6548 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at BioLiteEnergy.com and click on the “BaseLantern Safety” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the BioLite BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL. These are small rechargeable LED lanterns that function as both a light and a powerbank. BaseLanterns are about 5 inches (height) by 5 inches (width) by 2 inches (depth), and are silver in color, and weigh about 2 pounds.  The affected serial numbers are PLC000001-PLC004000, and PLCXL000001-PLCXL006000.  The serial number is located on the bottom of the device and on the bottom of the product packaging.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanterns and contact BioLite for instructions on returning the lanterns for a free replacement. BioLite is contacting all known customers.  

Incidents/Injuries:

BioLite has received one report of a BaseLantern catching fire causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At
Online at Kickstarter.com from August 2016 through October 2016 for between $100 to $130.
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

BioLite, Inc., of New York

Distributor(s):
BioLite, Inc., of New York
Recall number:
17-716
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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