Explosion Hazard Prompts Flashlight Recall Notice

Originally published by: U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionAugust 14, 2018

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Product Recall Description:

This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.   The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall

Name of product:

WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

Hazard:

The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

Recall date:

August 14, 2018

Units:

About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

Sold At:

Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.

Manufacturer(s):

Koehler-Bright Star, of Hanover, Pa.

Manufactured In:

United States

Recall number:

18-204