- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries imported by NexTorch, Inc. of Mukilteo, Wash.; sold at firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and online including amazon.com and the firm’s website https://www.nextorch.com from July 2007 to July 2011. The batteries were manufactured in China.

WHY: The batteries may overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: There has been one report of NexTorch NT123A flashlight batteries rupturing and catching fire, causing burns to the consumer’s body, clothes and vehicle.

HOW MANY: About 16,000.

FOR MORE: Contact NexTorch, Inc. at 877-867-2415 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT, visit the firm’s website at https://www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at usa(at)nextorch.com.

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