Recall: 80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights
On 2019-02-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2018 for about $2 to $4.
About 500,000 units are involved in this Harbor Freight Tools flashlight recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Trouble/Work Lights & Flashlights category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The flashlight can overheat while charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Harbor Freight 80 Lumen 12v rechargeable flashlights. The small black flashlight has a soft white button located on the side to turn the flashlight on and off. The base of the flashlight is a charger that fits into any standard vehicle 12V power port to charge. The recalled flashlight's SKU number is 64109 and can be found on the sticker label that also bears the product barcode. The flashlight is approximately 5 inches long.
These items were sold new+ at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide from August 2018 through January 2019 for between $2 and $4.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a refund in the form of a $5 Harbor Freight Tools gift card.
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on "Recall Safety Information" on the bottom of the homepage for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Harbor Freight Tools has received two reports of the flashlight overheating. No reports of injury.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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