The lithium-ion battery of the lantern can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product
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.
BioLite has received one report of a BaseLantern catching fire causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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BioLite, Inc., of New York
BioLite, Inc., of New York
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