CPSC Recall - Issued 7/17/2013

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

Manufacturer: REI
Product: UCO Arka LED lanterns
Hazard: The lantern’s wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: None reported
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.
Remedy: Replace
Sold At: REI stores nationwide and online from April to May 2013 for about $70.
Units: About 2,300
Consumer Contact: Industrial Revolution toll-free at (888) 297-6062 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, or online at www.industrialrev.com then click on “news” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Company Website: www.industrialrev.com