Koehler-Bright Star flashlights recalled because they may explode

Koehler-Bright Star flashlights recalled because they may explode
Posted at 4:24 AM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 04:57:37-04

A recall was issued Tuesday for 7,500 Koehler-Bright Star flashlights because they may explode.

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component. 

This device protects the flashlight from igniting and causing an explosion.

The flashlight were sold by Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.

This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights with model number 2224 LED. The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight. 

Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall

Consumers should immediately stop using these flashlights and inspect them for a missing date code.

If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

Koehler-Bright Star can be contacted at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.