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Coleman flashlight recall announced; two reports of fires, property damage

Recall flashlights Coleman 280x210 Coleman flashlight recall announced; two reports of fires, property damageNearly 9,000 Coleman® CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights are now under recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after reports that the product’s lithium-ion batteries can overheat. If the defective batteries do overheat within the flashlight, the product may catch fire and pose a severe hazard to unsuspecting consumers.

The flashlight recall includes three different models of Coleman® CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights:  CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 200013872). All of the recalled 6.5 inch-long flashlights are black in color, featuring the “Coleman” logo printed in white on the handle. To find the model number, check the top of the handle near the light. The defective lithium-ion batteries are red and can be found within the flashlights featuring the same “Coleman” logo.

Before the flashlight recall was announced, Coleman received two reports involving the batteries overheating while in use and catching fire. Both incidents caused minor property damage, although no injuries were reported.

From January 2014 through August 2015, the recalled Coleman flashlights were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, Green Supply, Sportsman’s Supply Company and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.coleman.com and www.amazon.com. The flashlights ranged in price between $65 and $75 and were manufactured in China.

Coleman and CPSC request that all consumers in possession of the recalled flashlights stop using the products until they have contacted Coleman for instructions on how to return the flashlights for a full refund.

For more information on the flashlight recall, contact Coleman Coleman at 800-835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at consumerservice@coleman.com or online at www.coleman.com and click on “Safety Information” under the “Customer Support” tab at the bottom of the page and then click on “CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlight Recall.”

Source: CPSC