Industrial Revolution Recalls LED Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at REI Stores

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: July 17, 2013
Recall number: 13-239

Recall Summary
Name of product:

UCO Arka LED lanterns
Hazard:

The lantern’s wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
View Details
Replace
Consumer Contact:

Industrial Revolution toll-free at (888) 297-6062 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, or online at Home - Industrial Revolution then click on “news” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details
Units

About 2,300
Description

The recalled UCO Arka LED lantern can be used as a flashlight, a lantern or a USB charger. It has a red cap around the flashlight lens, a collapsible clear plastic lantern top and a black base with red extendable feet. It comes with a rechargeable 3.7V 4Ah Lithium-ion battery, a USB cable and a wall charger. The lantern is 7.7 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. It collapses to 5.25 inches tall when closed. “UCO” and an image of a flame are printed in red on the base. There are two USB ports (USB-A and USB-mini) under recessed caps on the base of the lantern, just above the red ring at the bottom. The wall charger is a one-inch black plastic cube with a white-faced plug. Model number “A1265”is printed above the plug’s prongs and a small green dot appears below on the lower corner.
Incidents/Injuries

None reported
Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the chargers, unplug them and contact REI to receive a free replacement charger plug. REI is contacting customers directly.
Sold exclusively at

REI stores nationwide and online from April to May 2013 for about $70.
Importer

Industrial Revolution Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.