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 http://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 http://www.nextorch.com or e-mail the firm at usa(at)nextorch.com.