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Industrial Revolution Recalls LED Lanterns
Due to Fire Hazard

The lantern's wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 1/13/2013

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UCO Arka LED lanterns

UCO Arka LED lanterns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Industrial Revolution Recalls LED Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at REI Stores. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product:
UCO Arka LED lanterns

Hazard:
The lantern's wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:
Industrial Revolution toll-free at (888) 297-6062 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, or online at industrialrev.com then click on "news" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units
About 2,300

Description
The recalled UCO Arka LED lantern can be used as a flashlight, a lantern or a USB charger. It has a red cap around the flashlight lens, a collapsible clear plastic lantern top and a black base with red extendable feet. It comes with a rechargeable 3.7V 4Ah Lithium-ion battery, a USB cable and a wall charger. The lantern is 7.7 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. It collapses to 5.25 inches tall when closed. "UCO" and an image of a flame are printed in red on the base. There are two USB ports (USB-A and USB-mini) under recessed caps on the base of the lantern, just above the red ring at the bottom. The wall charger is a one-inch black plastic cube with a white-faced plug. Model number "A1265"is printed above the plug's prongs and a small green dot appears below on the lower corner.

Incidents/Injuries
None reported

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the chargers, unplug them and contact REI to receive a free replacement charger plug. REI is contacting customers directly.

Sold exclusively at
REI stores nationwide and online from April to May 2013 for about $70.

Importer
Industrial Revolution Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.

Distributor
REI, of Kent, Wash.

Manufactured in
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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