Spectrum Brands, Inc. recalls Rayovac Flashlights

Starting date:
January 23, 2014
Posting date:
January 23, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37631

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Affected products

Rayovac flashlights

Product description

The date code is printed on a white sticker inside the flashlight's tube.

This recall involves the following models of Rayovac flashlights:
Model Name and Number Description of Package Description of Product Relevant Date Codes
Rayovac LED Industrial flashlight (model ILED2AA) Bubble package with red cardboard backing, bearing the words "Rayovac Industrial Grade" and other printed matter LED flashlight with black plastic casing and a yellow on/off switch

Dimensions:

  • Length 152mm/ 6.38 inches
  • Head Diameter: 34mm/ 1.34 inches
  • Body/Diameter: 24mm/ 0.94 inches
  • Weight: 34g/ 1.2 ounces (without batteries)
  • R/F-C(January 2012)
  • R/J-C (January 2013)
  • Y/J-C (March 2013)
  • E/J-C (August 2013)
  • S/J-C (September 2013)
Rayovac Value Bright LED plastic flashlight (model BRSELED2AA-BA) Bubble package with blue cardboard backing, bearing the words "Rayovac Value Bright" and other printed matter LED flashlight with red, blue or green plastic casing

Dimensions:

  • Length 152mm/ 6.38 inches
  • Head Diameter: 34mm/ 1.34 inches
  • Body Diameter: 24mm/ 0.94 inches
  • Weight 34g/ 1.2 ounces (without batteries)
  • M/W-C (December 2011)
  • R/F-C (January 2012)
  • O/F-C (April 2012)
  • L/F-C (May 2012)
  • I-F-C (June 2012)
  • H/F-C (October 2012)
  • U/F-C (November 2012)
  • R/J-C (January 2013)

Hazard identified

The flashlight battery can overheat and melt the plastic casing, posing a burn hazard.

Spectrum Brands has received four reports of incidents in the United States involving a total of 12 flashlights, where the recalled flashlights have overheated and melted. No injuries or property damage were reported to Spectrum Brands.

Neither Spectrum Brands nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these flashlights.

Number sold

In Canada, approximately 6,024 units of the ILED2AA and approximately 1,050 units of the BRSELED2AA-BA bearing the relevant date codes were distributed. In the United States, approximately 28,974 units of the ILED2AA and approximately 91,566 units of the BRSELED2AA-BA bearing the relevant date codes were distributed.

Time period sold

Model ILED2AA was distributed from March 2012 to November 2013 in Canada and the United States; and model BRSELED2AA-BA was distributed from January 2012 to October 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Indonesia.

Companies

Distributor
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Middleton
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled flashlight immediately, remove the batteries, and contact Spectrum Brands for a refund.

To register for the recall, consumers may contact Spectrum Brands toll-free at 1-855-752-6660, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, visit the Rayovac's recall website, or by email for assistance.

For more information about the recall, visit the Spectrum Brand's website or Rayovac's website and click on "Product Recalls".

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form Consumer Product Incident Report Form.