In a news statement, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with Target, announced the voluntary safety recall of LED flashlight sets because of the fire hazard they pose to consumers.
According to the CPSC, this recall affects roughly 55,000 flashlight sets, and each set contains six flashlights. The recall was initiated when the company discovered that the flashlights could heat up, smoke or melt when turned on. This poses a significant fire and burn hazard to consumers. The recall affects only six-piece LED Flashlight Sets, which can be identified by the UPC code 490021010049 on the back of the package. They are made of silver plastic and feature black rubber around the handles and light base. Each set contains 2 of each of 3 different sized flashlights. The sets were available exclusively at Target stores across the nation from October 2010 through December 2011.
Consumers are being asked to immediately discontinue their use of the flashlight sets and to return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.
As a Waynesboro personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen the kind of safety recall in the past and am fully aware of the dangers defective items such as this pose to consumers. If you’ve been injured through the normal use of a defective or otherwise dangerous product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your town to discuss your rights as a consumer.Tweet