PhotoBioLite of New York is recalling about 5,900 BioLite BaseLanterns.

The lithium-ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

The company has received one report of a BaseLantern catching fire causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the BioLite BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL. These are small rechargeable LED lanterns that function as both a light and a powerbank.

BaseLanterns are about 5 inches (height) by 5 inches (width) by 2 inches (depth), and are silver in color, and weigh about 2 pounds.

The affected serial numbers are PLC000001-PLC004000, and PLCXL000001-PLCXL006000. The serial number is located on the bottom of the device and on the bottom of the product packaging.

The lanterns, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively online at Kickstarter.com from August 2016, through October 2016, for between $100 to $130.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanterns and contact BioLite for instructions on returning them for a free replacement. BioLite is contacting all known customers.

Consumers may contact BioLite toll-free at 844-424-6548 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at BioLiteEnergy.com and click on the “BaseLantern Safety” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 


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