Recall: Auto Safety Kit, Auto Aid in a Bottle, Winter Safety Kit, and Outdoorsman in a Bottle
On 2006-01-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Auto Safety Kit, Auto Aid in a Bottle, Winter Safety Kit, and Outdoorsman in a Bottle due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2005 for about $20.00 to $60.00.
About 4,000 units are involved in this auto safety kit recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Safety/Emergency Tool Kits category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
The products have a flashlight that relies on a powerful magnet and copper coil for manual recharging. The magnet adversely affects the polarity of the compass rendering it unreliable. The magnet could be powerful enough to disrupt a heart patient's Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD). The product's packaging lacks appropriate warning information.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Each kit contains a variety of safety equipment including a Forever Flashlight, which does not use batteries. Shaking the flashlight for 30 seconds provides about 5 minutes of light. The Outdoorsman in a Bottle kit contains a compass. Other items which could be included in the kits include gloves, a blanket, emergency vest, a water bottle, a rain poncho and a knife. L.L. Bean is written on the bottle or blanket with these kits.
These items were sold new+ at L.L. Bean's stores, catalogs and Web sites sold these kits from August 2005 through November 2005 for between $20 and $60.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers with recalled kits should contact L.L. Bean immediately to receive a free warning label for the flashlight. Consumers with Outdoorsman in a Bottle kits will receive a free replacement compass/whistle.
For more information, consumers can contact L.L. Bean at (800)555-9717 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.llbean.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There have been no reported incidents or injuries.
+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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