BJ’s Recalls Flashlight Sets For Fire, Burn Hazard

BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has recalled its flashlight sets for a fire and burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.

About 41,000 LED Flashlight and Battery Sets, which were manufactured in China and imported by BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., of Westborough, Massachusetts are being recalled.

The defective flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazards. To date, BJ’s has received two reports of incidents with the flashlights, including one unit overheating and one unit burning and making a loud noise. One minor injury to a consumer’s hand has also been reported.

This recall involves Superex SAFETO GO LED Flashlight and Battery sets, which include one 9.5-inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5-inch flashlights with seven LEDs, and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs.

The sets also include seven size “D” batteries and four size “AA” batteries. The flashlights are made of either red or black plastic with black or gray rubber around the handles and light bases. The words “Superex,” “SAFETO GO Family Pack,” and “Bright White LED Flashlights” appear on the front of the packaging. UPC 0-56986-01008-3 is printed on the back of the packaging along with SKU number 700935.

The recalled LED Flashlight and Battery Sets were sold at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs from July 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.

The firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using all of the recalled flashlights and return them to any BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers should properly dispose of the batteries before returning the flashlights to the store. BJ’s is contacting its customers directly.

BJ’s can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.BJS.CLUB between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., ET, Saturday and Sunday. The firm can also be reached at its website at www.bjs.com/contact.

Earlier this month, we wrote that Target recalled about 55,000 of its LED Flashlight Sets over burn and fire hazard. The defective Target LED Flashlight Sets were manufactured in China; imported by Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and sold exclusively at Target stores, nationwide, from October 2010 through December 2011 for about $10 per set.

When turned on, the recalled Target LED Flashlights can heat up, smoke, or melt, posing fire and burn hazards. As the time of the recall, Target received reports of four incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to consumer’s hands.

Target’s 6-Piece LED Flashlight Sets are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base and bear UPC 490021010049 on the back of the package . the flashlights were sold in sets of six: Two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches in length, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long, and two large flashlights measuring about 7 ½ inches long.

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