From: Ralph Stuart <000005bc294e9212-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CPSC: Koehler-Bright Star Recalls Flashlights Due to Explosion Hazard:
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:40:54 -0400
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As many researchers explore the chemistry of energy storage, this recall could be a good reminder or teachable moment about the importance of considering the development of flammable gasses in batteries...

- Ralph

-----------NEWS from CPSC-----------
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

1. Koehler-Bright Star Recalls Flashlights Due to Explosion Hazard:

1. Koehler-Bright Star Recalls Flashlights Due to Explosion Hazard:
Recall Date: August 14, 2018
Recall Number: 18-204

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled flashlights and inspect the flashlights for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

Consumer Contact:
Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement**At_Symbol_Here** or online at and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.

Pictures available here:

Recall Details

About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

This recall involvesWorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED. The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight. The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter. Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.

None reported

Sold At:
Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21.

Koehler-Bright Star, of Hanover, Pa.

Manufactured In:
United States

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