Pelican Products Recalls Flashlights and Replacement Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

Hazard: The battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Pelican-Products-Recalls-Flashlights-And-Replacement-Battery-Packs/ 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Pelican flashlights and replacement battery packs

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and replacement battery packs and contact Pelican for instructions on returning the flashlights for free installation of a new battery pack or to exchange replacement battery packs that were sold separately for a new replacement battery pack.  

Consumer Contact: Pelican Products toll-free at 877-619-0289 or 310-257-5691 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email at 9410L@pelican.com or online at http://www.pelican.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Pelican-Products-Recalls-Flashlights-And-Replacement-Battery-Packs/ 

Units: About 3,800 flashlights and 150 replacement battery packs (in addition, about 800 flashlights and 18 replacement battery packs were sold in Canada).

Description: This recall involves Pelican 9410L flashlights equipped with lithium ion battery packs and replacement battery packs. The flashlights are yellow and black. “Pelican 9410L” is printed on the front of the flashlights and on the top of the handle. The recalled flashlights have manufacturer part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110 printed on the packaging. The manufacturer part number for the recalled battery pack is 9413-301-001 and is printed on a label on the battery’s shrink wrap.  Only battery packs that contain green shrink wrapped cells are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Pelican has received two reports of overheating battery packs. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Sports and specialty stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and other industrial supply dealers or distributors from May 2014 through January 2016 for between $240 to $280 for the flashlights and between $50 and $70 for the replacement battery packs.

Manufacturer: Pelican Products Inc., of Torrance, Calif., (flashlights) and HYB Battery Co. Ltd., of China (batteries).

Manufactured in: United States and China

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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