Flashlights, propane torches recalled due to burn hazards

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(WPRI) — Harbor Freight Tools is recalling half a million flashlights due to a burn hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the 80-lumen, 12V rechargeable flashlights can overheat while charging.

No injuries have been reported to date.

The flashlights were sold exclusively at Habor Freight stores for $2 – $4  from Aug. 2018 through Jan. 2019.

Consumers should stop using the flashlights and return them to any Harbor Freight for a $5 gift card.

Visit Harbor Freight’s website for more information. Consumers with questions can also contact the company at 800-444-3353 or by email at recall@harborfreight.com.

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Harbor Freight is also recalling 150,000 propane torches for a burn hazard.

The CPSC says the trigger on two models of Greenwood branch torches can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed. The company has received two reports of this happening to date, according to the CPSC.

The recalled products were sold for between $20 and $30 at Harbor Freight stores and online from Nov. 2013 through Oct. 2018. The torches with no igniter feature SKU number 61589 while the torches with a push-button igniter have SKU number 61595.

Consumers should stop using the torches immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a free replacement.

Visit Harbor Freight’s website for more information. Consumers with questions can also contact the company at 800-444-3353 or by email at recall@harborfreight.com.

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Two topical anesthetics were also recalled this week because the packaging does not meet federal childproof safety standards.

The recall involves approximately 8,500 bottles of EZY Gel Topical Anesthetic Gel and about 26,500 containers of Numb 100 Topical Anesthetic Cream.

The EZY Gel was sold for about $60 online and at Biotouch stores, beauty suppliers, and tattoo salons nationwide from Aug. 2013 through Aug. 2018. Numb 100 was sold for about $18 online and at Laser Jet and other health and beauty stores nationwide from May 2017 through Nov. 2018.

Both companies are offering refunds.

Biotouch can be reached toll-free at 844-557-9023 or by email at recall@biotouch.com and Clinical Resolution Laboratory can be contacted toll-free at  877-566-9687 and by email at info@clinicalresolution.com.

More from the CPSC: EZY Gel Recall » | Numb 100 Recall »

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