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Flashlight battery recalled due to fire hazard

(Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT)- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and NexTorch, Inc. have announced a recall concerning flashlight batteries.

The NexTorch™ NT123A flashlight battery, according to the CPSC, can overheat and rupture causing fire and burn hazards.  The battery is often sold packaged with NexTorch flashlights at firearm dealers, law enforcement supply stores and online.

Officials with the CPSC state the battery have been sold since July of 2007.  If you have this battery, you are urged stop using it. 

More information on the recall can be found on this site: 

 

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11296.html

 

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