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RECALL: Coleman CTAC flashlights for overheating batteries


April 18, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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Photos courtesy Health Canada

April 18, 2016 – Check those flashlights in your tool boxes! Health Canada has recalled three models of Coleman CTAC lithium-ion flashlights due to a fire hazard from overheating batteries.

Models include CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872). The flashlights are black, with “Coleman” printed in white along the handle and have the model number printed in white on the upper portion of the handle next to the light. The flashlights measure 6.5 in. in length. The lithium-ion batteries inside are red with the Coleman logo printed in white.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these flashlights in Canada. Coleman has received one report of the flashlight battery overheating in Canada and one report of the flashlight battery overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

About 500 units were sold in Canada, Health Canada reports, and 2333 in the U.S. from January 2015 to August 2015.

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Kaper Industrial Ltd manufactured the flashlights in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the flashlights and contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose or recycle the recalled products.

For more information, consumers can contact Coleman at 1-800-387-6161.



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