Thirty-six fire trucks are being recalled because, ironically, their equipment poses a fire hazard. Last month, the CPSC announced that Pelican’s flashlights were recalled because the lithium ion battery packs can overheat and possibly catch fire. Now NHTSA says that some vehicles are being recalled because they are equipped with the same defective flashlights. Pierce Manufacturing is recalling certain model year 2010-2016 Arrow-XT, Quantum, and Velocity vehicles because they have Pelican 9410L flashlights with battery packs that could overheat.
Pelican’s 9410L flashlights are large rechargeable LED flashlights equipped with lithium ion battery packs and replacement batteries. The flashlight is available in yellow and black and in two different battery technologies: nickel metal hydride and lithium ion. Pierce will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to inspect the flashlight and battery pack, and if necessary, to request a replacement battery pack from Pelican Products, free of charge.