Flashlights are meant to be illuminating aids, not a burn hazard.
The CPSC’s recall notice stated that “The flashlights can be turned on inadvertently and overheat while stored in the holster or a consumer’s pocket, posing a burn hazard to consumers.”
Olight, based in Somerset, New Jersey, received 127 reports of flashlights turning on inadvertently and overheating, resulting in 22 reports of burn injuries, the CPSC notice stated. Three consumers reported receiving second-degree burns.
According to the CPSC, the recall covers the M2R Pro Mini flashlight, which was sold in black, camouflage, desert tan, OD green, Patriotic Edition, gunmetal gray, orange, blue, ocean camouflage, purple, white and antique bronze. The recall also covers the Warrior Mini flashlight sold in black, desert tan, camouflage, spring 2 Ti, summer 2 Ti, autumn 2 Ti, winter 2 Ti, eternal 2 Cu and red.
Olight is offering a refund as a store credit or a free replacement flashlight, the CPSC stated. Consumers can contact the company at 888-889-6870, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST time or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.