BJ’s Flashlight Recall: Overheating Risk
About 41,000 Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets sold at BJ’s have been recalled after reports that they may overheat and pose a risk for consumers.
The BJ’s LED flashlight recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 26, after BJ’s received a report that one flashlight overheated and a separate report of one of the flashlights burning and making a loud noise.
The CPSC has determined that the flashlights pose a fire and burn hazard, because they can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on. At least one of the reported incidents resulted in minor hand injuries for a consumer.
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The recall affects all Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets, with UPC 0-56986-01008-3 and a SKU number 700935. The flashlights were sold in sets containing five flashlights, including a 9.5 inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5 inch flashlights with seven LEDs and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs. Seven “D” batteries and four “AA” batteries are also included in the sets. The UPC and SKU numbers can be found on the back of the packaging, while “SAFETO GO FAMILY PACK” and “Bright White LED flashlights” are on the front.
The flashlights were sold at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs nationwide from July 2011 through December 2011 for about $15. They were manufactured in China.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the flashlights immediately and return them to a BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund. The batteries should be properly disposed of before the flashlights are returned to the store. Consumers with questions an call BJ’s at 800-BJS-CLUB or visit the company’s website at www.bjs.com/contact.
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