Flashlight manufacturer, Koehler-Bright Star of Hanover, PA, has recalled their WorkSafe 3-D model number 2224 LED, due to a missing encapsulation on a circuit board component that protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive.
The recall, announced Aug. 14, covers about 7,500 flashlights sold in the United States and another 200 sold in Canada.
The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight, which is colored safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.
Owners can contact Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.net, or online at www.koehlerlighting.com (click on the Contact Us tab for more information).
Consumers are warned to immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, they should contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.
No injuries had been reported at the time the recall was announced. The recalled flashlights were sold by Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger, and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.