Rayovac Flashlight Recall Issued Due to Burn Hazard

Roughly 232,000 flashlights have been recalled after the manufacturer received reports of the batteries overheating and melting the plastic casing on the flashlights, which may pose a potential burn hazard to users.  

A Rayovac flashlight recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 23, following at least twelve consumer reports indicating the batteries overheated and melted the hand held plastic casing of the flashlights. To date, no injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recall includes Rayovac LED Industrial flashlights with model number ILED2AA, Rayovac Value Bright LED plastic flashlights with model number BRSELED2AA-BA, and Rayovac Value Bright flashlights with model number BRSELED2AA-BDGDI. The affected flashlights have the following date codes that can be found on a white sticker inside the flashlight’s tube; E/J-C, H/F-C, I/F-C, L/F-C, M/W-C, O/F-C, R/F-C, R/J-C, S/J-C, T/F-C, U/F-C and Y/J-C.

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The flashlights measure about 6 ½ inches long and require two AA batteries. They were sold in red, blue, green or black with yellow. The name brand “Rayovac” is printed on the head of the flashlight.

The affected flashlights were manufactured in Indonesia under P.T. Topus International where they were imported by Spectrum Brands, Inc. of Middleton, Wisconsin and sold at electronics, grocery, drug, hardware, home improvement, auto parts stores, farm and ranch product outlets, military surplus outlets, and other various retailers nationwide as well as online at www.rayovac.com and other websites from February 2012 through December 2013 for about $2.30.

The CPSC recommends that customers with affected products stop using the flashlights immediately, remove the batteries, and contact Spectrum at 855-752-6660 or visit them online at www.spectrumbrands.com or www.rayovac.com and click on Product Recalls for a full refund.


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