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Coleman Recalls Water-Activated Spotlights
Due to Risk of Impact Injury

The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 9/26/2010


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Coleman® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlight

Coleman® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlight
(Yellow Model Shown)

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® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlights

Units: About 50,000 units

Manufacturer: Sky City Holdings International LTD, China

Distributor: The Coleman Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kansas

Hazard: The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injury: Coleman has received 33 reports of the lens assembly coming apart, 18 of which resulted in reports of impact injuries such as bruising, lacerations and minor burns.

Description: The recalled spotlights are Coleman® water-activated hand-held spotlights, model number 5338-782 (orange) UPC 76501 222733, model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753 and model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683. A white label is affixed to the inside of the spotlight lens with the model number and production date information printed on the label.

Sold at: Various sporting good stores and retail outlets nationwide from January 2005 through June 2010 for between about $20 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the batteries and stop using the spotlights. Visit www.coleman.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a replacement light.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coleman at (800) 835-3278 between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at coleman.com or via e-mail at colemanrecall@coleman.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to cpsc.gov/cpsclist. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at cpsc.gov.

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