Recall: Superex SAFETO GO LED Flashlight and Battery Set
On 2012-01-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Superex SAFETO GO LED Flashlight and Battery Set due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2011 for about $15.
About 40,000 units are involved in this BJ's Wholesale led flashlight recall. Instance(s) of injuries 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets. The flashlight sets include one 9.5-inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5-inch flashlights with seven LEDs and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs. The sets also include seven "D" size batteries and four "AA" size batteries. The flashlights in the sets are made of either red or black plastic with black or gray rubber around the handles and light bases. The words "Superex," "SAFETO GO Family Pack," and "Bright White LED Flashlights" appear on the front of the packaging. The UPC 0-56986-01008-3 is printed on the back of the packaging along with the SKU number 700935.
These items were sold new+ at BJ's Wholesale Clubs from July 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.
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 all of the flashlights and return them to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers should properly dispose of the batteries before returning the flashlights to the store.
For additional information, contact BJ's at 800-BJS-CLUB between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.ET Monday through Friday or between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit the company's website at www.bjs.com/contact. BJ's is contacting its customers directly.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
BJ's has received two reports of incidents with the flashlights, including one unit overheating and one unit burning and making a loud noise. One minor injury to a consumer's hand has 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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