Courtesy: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC (WLTX) -- Spectrum Brands is recalling nearly 225,000 Rayovac flashlights because the batteries could overheat, posing a burn hazard to the user.
This recall involves Rayovac LED Industrial flashlights (model ILED2AA) with run times of 25 or 50 hours, Rayovac Value Bright LED plastic flashlights (model BRSELED2AA-BA), and Rayovac Value Bright flashlights (model BRSELED2AA-BDGDI). The flashlights use two AA batteries. They measure about 6 ½ inches long and the flashlight head is about 1 1/3 inches in diameter. They were sold in the following colors: solid red, blue, green or black with yellow. Rayovac is printed on the head of the flashlight. The following date codes are included in the recall: E/J-C, H/F-C, I/F-C, L/F-C, M/W-C, O/F-C, R/F-C, R/J-C, S/J-C, T/F-C, U/F-C and Y/J-C. The date code is printed on a white sticker inside the flashlight's tube.
The flashlights were sold nationwide from February 2012 through December 2013 for about $2.30.
Spectrum has received reports of 12 flashlights overheating and melting during use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Consumers should stop using the flashlights immediately, remove the batteries and contact Spectrum for a refund.
Spectrum Brands toll-free at (855) 752-6660 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.spectrumbrands.com or www.rayovac.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.