|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 835-3278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The Coleman Company Recalls Water-Activated Spotlights Due to Risk of Impact Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Coleman® WaterBeam™ 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlights
Units: About 50,000 units
Manufacturer: Sky City Holdings International LTD, China
Distributor: The Coleman Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kansas
Hazard: The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Coleman has received 33 reports of the lens assembly coming apart, 18 of which resulted in reports of impact injuries such as bruising, lacerations and minor burns.
Description: The recalled spotlights are Coleman® water-activated hand-held spotlights, model number 5338-782 (orange) UPC 76501 222733, model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753 and model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683. A white label is affixed to the inside of the spotlight lens with the model number and production date information printed on the label.
Sold at: Various sporting good stores and retail outlets nationwide from January 2005 through June 2010 for between about $20 and $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the batteries and stop using the spotlights. Visit www.coleman.com for additional instructions on how to obtain a replacement light.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coleman at (800) 835-3278 between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.coleman.com or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Model Number 5338-792
Model Number 2000000153
Model Number 5338-782
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