Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Coleman Recalls Flashlights Due to Fire Hazard

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: Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Coleman at 800-835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at consumerservice@coleman.com or online at www.coleman.com and click on "Safety Information" under the "Customer Support" tab at the bottom of the page and then click on "CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlight Recall" for more information.

Units: About 8,500 in the United States (in addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves three models of Coleman® CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights. Models include CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872). The flashlights are black, with "Coleman" printed in white along the handle and have the model number in white print on the upper portion of the handle next to the light. The flashlights are 6.5 inches long. The lithium-ion batteries inside the flashlights are red with the Coleman logo printed in white on the battery.

Incidents/Injuries: Coleman has received two reports of the flashlight batteries overheating, catching fire and causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and contact Coleman for instructions on returning the flashlights for a full refund.

Sold at: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Green Supply, Sportsman's Supply Company and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.coleman.com and www.amazon.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $65 and $75.

Importer: The Coleman Company Inc., Wichita, Kan.

Manufacturer: Kaper Industrial LTD, of Hong Kong, China

Manufactured in: China