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"Recall Alerts"

08-03-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. NexTorch Recalls Flashlight Batteries Due to Fire Hazard


(1) NEXTORCH RECALLS FLASHLIGHT BATTERIES DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: NexTorch™; NT123A flashlight batteries

Units: About 16,000

Importer: NexTorch, Inc., of Mukiteo, Wash.

Hazard: Batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumer's body, clothes and vehicle.

Description: The recalled product is a NexTorch NT123A flashlight battery, bearing the trademark ™; superscript, rather than registered trademark ®; superscript. Its body is silver metallic-colored and has the NexTorch logo and the voltage (3 V) on it. The battery is often packaged with NexTorch flashlights.

Sold at: Firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and on the Web, including amazon.com and the firm’s website www.nextorch.com, from July 2007 to July 2011 for about $2 per battery.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop use of the battery and contact NexTorch for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please call the firm toll-free at (877) 867-2415 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, visit the firm's web site at www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at usa@nextorch.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled and new products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11296.html



Recalled Battery with ™


New Battery with ®



DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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