Washington, D.C - WASHINGTON (WMBF) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces a voluntary recall of Innovage rechargeable spotlights Wednesday.
Innovage is recalling about 1.4 million FIXIT One Million Candlepower Rechargeable Spotlights. The spotlight's charging adapter can overcharge the battery, forcing it to rupture and leak battery acid.
They have received 13 reports of incidents involving minor skin chemical burns and battery acid burns in upholstery, clothing and carpeting.
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". It is sold with an AC power charger and a 12 volt car adapter.
Sold at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bealls, Tuesday Morning, Ace Hardware, Boscov's and Winn-Dixie stores nationwide from October 2003 through October 2009, the spotlights ran about $10 and were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the spotlights and contact Innovage for a full refund of the regular retail price. For purchases made above the regular retail price, additional refunds will be offered with valid receipts.
Consumers are asked to return the product via a self-addressed stamped envelope or box that will be provided. Instructions for returning the product are posted at www.spotlightrecall.org and are also available from the Innovage call center.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.
For additional information, contact Innovage at 888-408-1140 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.spotlightrecall.org.
Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.