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Safety Alert

BioLite Recalls Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively Online at Kickstarter.Com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: BioLite BaseLanterns

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: BioLite toll-free at 844-424-6548 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at BioLiteEnergy.com and click on the "BaseLantern Safety" link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 5,900

Description: This recall involves the BioLite BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL. These are small rechargeable LED lanterns that function as both a light and a powerbank. BaseLanterns are about 5 inches (height) by 5 inches (width) by 2 inches (depth), and are silver in color, and weigh about 2 pounds. The affected serial numbers are PLC000001-PLC004000, and PLCXL000001-PLCXL006000. The serial number is located on the bottom of the device and on the bottom of the product packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: BioLite has received one report of a BaseLantern catching fire causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanterns and contact BioLite for instructions on returning the lanterns for a free replacement. BioLite is contacting all known customers.

Sold exclusively at: Online at Kickstarter.com from August 2016 through October 2016 for between $100 to $130.

Importers: BioLite, Inc., of New York

Distributor: BioLite, Inc., of New York

Manufactured in: China