The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries imported by NexTorch, Inc. of Mukilteo, Wash.; sold at firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and online including amazon.com and the firm’s website www.nextorch.com from July 2007 to July 2011. The batteries were manufactured in China.
WHY: The batteries may overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: There has been one report of NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumer’s body, clothes and vehicle.
HOW MANY: About 16,000.
FOR MORE: Contact NexTorch, Inc. at 877-867-2415 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT, visit the firm’s website at www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at usa(at)nextorch.com.