By Anthony Capkun
January 23, 2014 – Certain Rayovac flashlights have been recalled by Spectrum Brands due to a burn hazard. Specifically, the flashlight can cause the batteries to overheat and melt the flashlight’s plastic casing.
Spectrum Brands has received four reports of incidents in the United States involving a total of 12 flashlights, where the recalled flashlights have overheated and melted. No injuries or property damage were reported to Spectrum, and no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these flashlights have been reported.
In Canada, about 6024 units of the ILED2AA and about 1050 units of the BRSELED2AA-BA bearing the relevant date codes (white sticker inside the flashlight’s tube) were distributed. In the States, about 28,974 units of the ILED2AA and about 91,566 units of the BRSELED2AA-BA bearing the relevant date codes were distributed.
Model ILED2AA was distributed from March 2012 to November 2013 in Canada and the United States. Model BRSELED2AA-BA was distributed from January 2012 to October 2013 in Canada and the States.
The products were manufactured in Indonesia. Consumers should stop using the recalled flashlight immediately, remove the batteries, and contact Spectrum Brands for a refund.
Contact Spectrum Brands at (855) 752-6660, Monday through Friday from 0830 to 1700 EST, or visit Rayovac’s website and click on Product Recalls (at bottom of page).
Product photos by CPSC. Table by Health Canada.