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Harbor Freight Tools recalls 12v rechargeable flashlights

The flashlight can overheat while charging

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Harbor Freight Tools of Calabasas, Calif., is recalling about 500,000 80-Lumen 12v rechargeable flashlights.

The flashlight can overheat while charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received two reports of the flashlight overheating. No injuries are reported.

This recall involves Harbor Freight 80-Lumen 12v rechargeable flashlights. The small black flashlight has a soft white button located on the side to turn the flashlight on and off.

The base of the flashlight is a charger that fits into any standard vehicle 12V power port to charge.

The recalled flashlight’s SKU number -- 64109 -- can be found on the sticker label that also bears the product barcode. The flashlight is approximately 5 inches long.

The flashlights, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide from August 2018, through January 2019, for between $2 and $4.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a refund in the form of a $5 Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

Consumers may contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 from 8 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall Safety Information” near the bottom of the homepage for more information.

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