Target Recalls 55,000 LED Flashlight Sets

Target is recalling about 55,000 LED flashlight sets after receiving reports of two injuries due to the flashlights overheating.

A total of four incidents have been reported, including two in which the consumers reported minor burns to their hands.

The LED flashlights came as a package of 6, according to a release issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target. The flashlights can heat up, smoke and melt, and they pose a fire and burn hazard.

6-pc-LED-flashlight-set-recalledThe flashlights are reported to be made of a silver plastic and have black rubber around the handle and light base. The packet of six includes two small flashlights that are approximately 3 inches long, two medium-size flashlights that are approximately 6 inches long, and two larger flashlights that are approximately 7.5 inches long.The LED flashlights

the flashlights were sold through Target stores from October 2010 through December of 2011 at a price of about $10.

Target is asking shoppers to stop using the flashlights and 6-pc-LED-flashlight-set-recall-2return them to any Target store for a full refund. They are also providing a number for shoppers to call if they have questions, 1 (800) 440-0680. Target also has additional information on its website at Target.com.

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Jimmy is an assistant editor and a writer here at News For Shoppers. He has more than two decades of experience in the shopping industry, having worked in sales and marketing in both the technology and fashion industries.