BJ’s Wholesale Club Recalls LED Flashlight Set for Fire/Burn Hazards

01/26/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Westborough, MA — BJ’s Wholesale Club is voluntarily recalling about 41,000 LED flashlight and battery sets for fire and burn hazards the defective product poses to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the nationwide LED flashlight and battery pack recall on January 26, 2012.

The recall was issued after discovering that the flashlights can overheat, smoke or melt when activated, which poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

One report of a consumer sustaining a burn injury to their hand has been received by BJ’s.

“The recall involves Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets. The flashlight sets include one 9.5-inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5-inch flashlights with seven LEDs and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs. The sets also include seven ‘D’ size batteries and four ‘AA’ size batteries. The flashlights in the sets are made of either red or black plastic with black or gray rubber around the handles and light bases. The words ‘Superex,’ ‘SAFETO GO Family Pack,’ and ‘Bright White LED Flashlights’ appear on the front of the packaging. The UPC 0-56986-01008-3 is printed on the back of the packaging along with the SKU number 700935,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to return the flashlights to any BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact BJ’s at 800-BJS-CLUB between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit All known BJ’s customers are being directly contacted.

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