Lithium Ion Flashlight Battery May Overheat in Kovatch Emergency Vehicles

The recall from Kovatch Mobile Equipment began in mid-June

Lithium Ion Flashlight Battery May Overheat in Kovatch Emergency Vehicles
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June 21, 2016

Kovatch Mobile Equipment (KME) is recalling nine model year 2015-2016 Predator Severe Service vehicles due to a problem with the battery packs of the flashlights issued with the vehicles.

The affected vehicles are equipped with Pelican 9410L flashlights, part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110. The flashlights are equipped with lithium ion battery packs that are prone to overheating. The affected packs bear part number 9413-301-001.

If the battery pack overheats, the risk of fire increases.

KME will notify owners to inspect the flashlights and battery packs and request replacements from Pelican as necessary, free of charge.

The recall began on June 16, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact KME customer service at (800) 235-3926.