Recall: Pelican Products Pelican Flashlights and Replacement Battery Packs
On 2016-03-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pelican Products Pelican Flashlights and Replacement Battery Packs due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2014 for about $50 to $280.
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 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 battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Pelican 9410L flashlights equipped with lithium ion battery packs and replacement battery packs. The flashlights are yellow and black. "Pelican 9410L" is printed on the front of the flashlights and on the top of the handle. The recalled flashlights have manufacturer part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110 printed on the packaging. The manufacturer part number for the recalled battery pack is 9413-301-001 and is printed on a label on the battery's shrink wrap. Only battery packs that contain green shrink wrapped cells are included in the recall.
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/2016/56536r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Sports and specialty stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and other industrial supply dealers or distributors from May 2014 through January 2016 for between $240 to $280 for the flashlights and between $50 and $70 for the replacement battery packs.
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 should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and replacement battery packs and contact Pelican for instructions on returning the flashlights for free installation of a new battery pack or to exchange replacement battery packs that were sold separately for a new replacement battery pack.
Pelican Products toll-free at 877-619-0289 or 310-257-5691 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email at 9410L@pelican.com or online at www.pelican.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Pelican has received two reports of overheating battery packs. 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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