Recall: BJ's LED flashlight and battery set—Fire hazard

    Consumer Reports News: January 26, 2012 01:18 PM

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    BJ's Wholesale Club has recalled about 41,000 of its LED flashlight and battery sets, because the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazards.

    BJ's has received two reports of incidents with the flashlights, including one that overheated and one that burned, causing a loud noise. One minor injury to a consumer's hand was also reported.

    The recalled Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets include one 9.5-inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5-inch flashlights with seven LEDs and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs. The sets also include seven D batteries and four AA batteries. The flashlights in the sets are made of either red or black plastic with black or gray rubber around the handles and light bases. The words "Superex," "SAFETO GO Family Pack," and "Bright White LED Flashlights" appear on the front of the packaging. The UPC 0-56986-01008-3 is printed on the back of the packaging along with the SKU number 700935.

    The recalled flashlight sets were sold for about $15 at BJ's Wholesale Clubs from July through December 2011.

    Consumers should stop using all of the flashlights and return them to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers should also properly dispose of the batteries before returning the flashlights to the store.

    For additional information, call BJ's at 800-BJS-CLUB, or visit www.bjs.com/contact. BJ's is contacting its customers directly.

    BJ's Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards [CPSC]

    Maggie Shader

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