View Full Version : Recall - Tools of the Trade (el cheapo) Rechargable Spotlights Burn Hazard

H.G. Watson, Sr.
02-20-2011, 04:37 PM
September 8, 2010
Release #10-337
Direct clickable link: Rechargeable Spotlights Recalled by Innovage Due to Burn Hazard (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10337.html)

The recall is for a very cheap version rechargable spotlight, AC or 12-V car utility charging re-chargable "FIXIT" One-million-candlepower spotlight.

Not too likely a regular user would have such a cheap non-professional version, but for the rare occasional use, might be possible an HI has in his "tool kit" or charges in home or vehicle for the occasional use in inspection.

Hazard: The spotlight’s charging adapter can overcharge the battery, forcing it to rupture and leak battery acid. This poses a chemical burn hazard to consumers

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports of incidents involving minor skin chemical burns and battery acid burn holes in upholstery, clothing and carpeting.
Description: This recall involves the One Million Candlepower Spotlight, a rechargeable halogen light. The handheld spotlight is made of yellow plastic and has a black label that reads, “FIXIT Tools UP TO 1,000,000 CANDLE POWER” or “FIXIT Rechargeable Spotlight.” The spotlight is sold with an AC power charger and a 12 volt car utility adapter.

Sold at: Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bealls, Tuesday Morning, Ace Hardware, Boscov’s and Winn-Dixie stores nationwide from October 2003 through October 2009 for about $10.

Tom Camp
02-22-2011, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up.