LED Lanterns Sold Exclusively at REI Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

LED Lanterns Sold Exclusively at REI Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
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July 17, 2013

Industrial Revolution has recalled approximately 2,300 UCO Arka LED lanterns sold exclusively at REI stores. The lantern's wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.

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. Model number 'A1265' is printed above the plug's prongs and a small green dot appears below on the lower corner.

The recalled UCO Arka LED lanterns were sold at REI stores nationwide and online from April 2013 to May 2013 for about $70.

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

For more information on this recall, contact Industrial Revolution toll-free at 888-297-6062.