About 55,000 LED flashlights sold at Target stores have been recalled following reports that they may overheat, which has caused some reports of burn injuries.
The Target LED flashlight recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 5.
At least four incidents of the flashlights overheating have been reported to Target, including at least two cases where consumers suffered minor burn injuries to their hands.
The CPSC reports that when flashlights from the six piece set are turned on, they may overheat, smoke and even melt. The commission has ruled that the flashlights pose fire and burn hazards.
The recall affects 6 pc LED flashlight sets sold by Target. The flashlights are silver with black rubber grips around the handle and light base. They have UPC code 490021010049, which is located on the back of the package. The set includes two small flashlights, two medium flashlights and two large flashlights.
The recalled flashlights were sold at Target stores nationwide for about $10 per set from October 2010 through December 2011. They were manufactured in China.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the flashlights and take them back to any Target store for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 or visit the company’s website at www.target.com.