CPSC: Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets—Injuries Reported

01/06/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN — The Target Corporation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled 6-piece LED flashlight sets for fire and burn hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on January 5, 2012.

The recall was issued after discovering that when the lights are turned on, the flashlight can heat up, smoke, or melt. This poses a fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Target is aware of two reports in which consumers suffered minor injuries to their hands as a result of the defective product.

“This recall involves 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. They are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. The flashlight sets have UPC code 490021010049 printed on the back of the package. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7 1/2 inches long,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to return the flashlights to any Target store for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.target.com.

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