Recall: Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights
On 2016-04-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $65 to $75.
About 9,000 units are involved in this Coleman flashlight recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves three models of Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights. Models include CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872). The flashlights are black, with "Coleman" printed in white along the handle and have the model number in white print on the upper portion of the handle next to the light. The flashlights are 6.5 inches long. The lithium-ion batteries inside the flashlights are red with the Coleman logo printed in white on the battery.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57440r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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 from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $65 and $75.
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 contact Coleman for instructions on returning the flashlights for a full refund.
Coleman at 800-835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Coleman has received two reports of the flashlight batteries overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+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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