Coleman Flashlights Pose Fire Hazard

Coleman flashlightColeman is recalling 9,000 flashlights because the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported, but Coleman has received two reports of the batteries overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage.

The recall includes Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights, which were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, Green Supply, Sportsman’s Supply Company and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.coleman.com and www.amazon.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $65 and $75. The three models included in the recall are: CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872). The flashlights are black, with “Coleman” printed in white along the handle. The lithium-ion batteries inside the flashlights are red with the Coleman logo printed in white on the battery.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and contact Coleman for instructions on returning the flashlights for a full refund.

Source: CPSC

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