Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM EDT

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Target Recalls LED Flashlight Sets Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM EDT

According to a news release issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday, Target has announced a voluntary recall on its six-piece LED Flashlight Sets due to potential fire and burn hazards.

Target has received four reports of incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to the hands of consumers, according to the news release.

The recall involves approximately 55,000 units that were sold at Target stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011. The flashlights are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. The flashlight sets have UPC code 490021010049 printed on the back of the package. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7-1/2 inches long.

Consumers should stop using the flashlights and return them to any Target store for a refund.