Coleman urges campers to return their products over risk of fire hazard

Camping enthusiasts, please be alert – Coleman is urging you to return theColeman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights – CTAC40 / Model 2000013873;
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Camping enthusiasts, please be alert – Coleman is urging you to return theColeman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights – CTAC40 / Model 2000013873; and CTAC60 / Model 2000013872 for a full refund over a fire hazard.

CTAC40 Model 2000013873

If you have purchased these products, you are advised to stop using the products, dispose of the battery at a recycling centre and return the flashlight to Coleman Brands for a full refund.

The problem is in the the flashlights’ rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which can overheat and when the lithium-ion batteries overheat and discharge their contents, there is a risk of fire.

If you know anyone who regularly goes camping or caravanning, please also alert them as this stove is a common camping favourite and can cause them harm.

Further information about disposal and return of the flashlight for a refund is available to consumers by contacting Coleman Brands by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 1800 224 350.

Recall details
Product description: Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights – CTAC40 / Model 2000013873; and CTAC60 / Model 2000013872. The flashlights are black, contain the word “Coleman” in white along the handle and have the model number in white print on the upper portion of the handle next to the light. The lithium-ion batteries inside the flashlights are red with the Coleman logo in white.
Identifying features: CTAC40 / Model 2000013873 and CTAC60 / Model 2000013872
The defects: The flashlights’ rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can overheat.
The hazards: If the lithium-ion batteries overheat and discharge their contents, there is a risk of fire.
Dates available for sale: 1st June 2014 – 31st August 2015
The product was sold: Nationally
Traders who sold this product: Various camping and leisure stores
Supplier: The Coleman Company, Inc t/as Coleman Brands
What consumers should do: Consumers should stop using the products, dispose of the battery* and return the flashlight to Coleman Brands for a full refund. Further information about disposal and return of the flashlight for a refund is available to consumers by contacting Coleman Brands by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 1800 224 350.

*Rechargeable batteries are a hazardous waste and should not be placed in the garbage bin. Consumers should search Planet Ark’s ‘Recycling near you’ website (www.recyclingnearyou.com.au) or call the recycling hotline on 1300 733 712 to locate their nearest drop-off point.

The recall noticed was published by the ACCC:

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