According to news sources, about 55,000 sets of LED flashlights have been recalled after it was found that the flashlights can overheat while in use, posing a burn or fire hazard as a result.
Target announced the recall in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission after it was discovered that the flashlights could overheat, causing them to potentially melt or smoke. The recalled sets include 6 flashlights per set and have a UPC code 490021010049, which can be located at the back of the package.
There have been two reports of minor burn injuries and four incidents regarding the flashlights overheating.
Consumers with the recalled flashlights should stop using them and return them to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information regarding the recalled item, contact the company directly at 800-440-0680.
As a personal injury lawyer Ventura, I understand the inherent dangers of defective products and the risks they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Ventura personal injury lawyer to learn about the legal options available to you.