The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 1.4 Million FIXIT One Million Candlepower Rechargeable Spotlights today.
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.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovage toll-free at (888) 408-1140 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at spotlightrecall.org. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com.