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Rapala USA recalls rechargeable fillet knives

The battery can overheat and catch fire

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Rapala USA of Minnetonka, Minn., is recalling about 128,000 Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives (Item No. RRFN).

The battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala chargers are used to charge the battery.

The firm has received reports of 12 batteries overheating and catching fire, in some cases causing damage to surrounding areas. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife with item number RRFN. The knife handles are black and gray. The Rapala logo is printed in red on the handle, along with the word ION in white.

The knives, manufactured in China, were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Fleet Farm and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at rapala.com from March 2011, through December 2018, for about $101.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable fillet knife, remove the battery and look for a white ETL label on the battery.

If the battery does not have a white ETL label, consumers should contact Rapala USA for a free replacement battery and for pre-paid return of the old battery to Rapala for proper disposal.

Consumers may contact Rapala USA at (800) 874-4451, by email at custserv@rapalausa.com, or online at https://www.rapala.com/content/rapala-legal/Rapala-Knife-Recall.html for more information.

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