Recall: NexTorch NT123A Flashlight Batteries
On 2011-08-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding NexTorch NT123A Flashlight Batteries due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2007 for about $2.
About 20,000 units are involved in this NexTorch flashlight battery recall. Instance(s) of injuries, fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Trouble/Work Lights & Flashlights category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 867-2415
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What is the problem?
Batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is a NexTorch NT123A flashlight battery, bearing the trademark superscript, rather than registered trademark superscript. Its body is silver metallic-colored and has the NexTorch logo and the voltage (3 V) on it. The battery is often packaged with NexTorch flashlights.
These items were sold new+ at Firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and on the Web, including amazon.com and the firm's website www.nextorch.com, from July 2007 to July 2011 for about $2 per battery. PLEASE NOTE: The CPSC changed this sales information on August 12, 2011. These updates were not announced. Please check your items again.
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 use of the battery and contact NexTorch for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, please call the firm toll-free at (877)867-2415 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, visit the firm's web site at www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There has been one report of NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumer's body, clothes and vehicle.
+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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