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Koehler-Bright Star recalls WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

The flashlights could ignitine in an explosive environment

Photo source: CPSC
Koehler-Bright Star of Hanover, Pa., is recalling about 7,700 WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights sold in the U.S and Canada.

The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involvesWorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, with model number 2224 LED printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  

The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter.

Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.

The flashlights, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at from January 2017, through May 2018, for about $21.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and inspect them for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

Consumers may contact Koehler-Bright Star at (800) 788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.

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