About 16,000 NexTorchâ„¢ NT123A Flashlight Batteries are being recalled over fire and burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective NexTorchâ„¢ NT123A Flashlight Batteries were manufactured in China and imported by NexTorch, Inc., of Mukiteo, Washington. The recalled batteries were sold at firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and on the Web, including amazon.com and the firmâ€™s website www.nextorch.com, from July 2007 to July 2011 for about $2 per battery.
The NexTorchâ„¢ NT123A Flashlight Batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date, there has been one report of NexTorch NT123A Flashlight Batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumerâ€™s body, clothes, and vehicle.
The recalled product is a NexTorch NT123A flashlight battery, bearing the trademark â„¢ superscript, rather than registered trademark Â® 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.
Consumers are being advised to immediately stop use of the battery and contact NexTorch for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
NexTorch can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.867.2415, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT); at the firmâ€™s web site at www.nextorch.com; or by email at [email protected].