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Company recalls flashlight batteries due to fire hazard

NexTorch, Inc. of Mukiteo, WA has announced the recall of about 16,000 of its NexTorch brand flashlight batteries manufactured in China.

NexTorch reports that the batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The company says that it has received one report of the flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the body, clothes and vehicle of a consumer.

The recalled flashlight batteries were typically packaged with NexTorch flashlights and sold through firearms dealers and law enforcement supply stores, as well as on the web, from July 2007 through July 2011 for about $2 per battery.

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