Innovage LLC of Foothill Ranch, CA is recalling about 1.4 million of its FIXIT-brand rechargeable spotlights manufactured in China.
Innovage reports that the spotlight’s charging adaptor can overheat the battery, forcing it to rupture and leak battery acid, and thereby posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 13 reports of incidents involving minor skin chemical burns and battery acid burn holes in upholstery, carpeting and clothing. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled rechargeable spotlights were sold at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Bealls, Tuesday Morning, Ace Hardware, Boscov’s and Winn-Dixie stores nationwide from October 2003 through October 2009 for about $10.