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07-17-2013, 04:38 PM #1
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Industrial Revolution Recalls LED Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard
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
Name of product:
UCO Arka LED lanterns
The lantern’s wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.
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.
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.
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.
Industrial Revolution Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.