BJs Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications Washington, D.C.
January 26, 2012
BJ’s Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LED Flashlight and Battery Set
Units: About 41,000
Importer: BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., of Westborough, Mass.
Hazard: The flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when on, posing fire and burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: BJ’s has received two reports of incidents with the flashlights, including one unit overheating and one unit burning and making a loud noise. One minor injury of redness to a consumer’s hand has been reported.
Description: The recall involves Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets. The flashlight 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” size batteries and four “AA” size batteries. The flashlights in the sets are made of either red or gray plastic with black 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.
Sold at: BJ’s Wholesale Clubs from July 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using all of the flashlights and return them to any BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers should properly dispose of the batteries before returning the flashlights to the store.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BJ’s at 800-BJS-CLUB between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.ET Monday through Friday or between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit the company’s website at www.bjs.com/contact. BJ’s is contacting its customers directly.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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