Flashlights Recalled Because of Explosion Risk

The Koehler-Bright Star recall covers about 7,700 units of its WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights because they are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component that protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment.

Koehler-Bright Star of Hanover, Pa., has recalled about 7,700 units of its WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights because they are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component that protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment. This poses an injury hazard to the user or a bystander.

The recall, announced Aug. 14, covers about 7,500 flashlights sold in the United States and another 200 sold in Canada. The recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights with model number 2224 LED. The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight, which is colored safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.

Owners can contact Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.net, or online at www.koehlerlighting.com (click on the Contact Us tab for more information). Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, they should contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

No injuries had been reported at the time the recall was announced. The recalled flashlights were sold by Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger, and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.

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