November 12, 2002Eveready Battery Co. Has
Recalled Kidz Club Flashlights
Louis, MO (SafetyAlerts)
- Eveready Battery Co. Inc., has recalled about 24,000 Kidz Club
flashlights, sold under its Energizer brand. The flashlights can overheat
and cause the batteries to leak, posing a risk of burns to children.
Eveready has received three reports of the flashlights overheating,
including one report of a 4-year-old boy receiving a minor burn to his hand.
The multicolored flashlights measure about 5.75 inches in length, and are
made with a metal barrel and a plastic head. They take "C" batteries and
have a rotating focusing head. The model number FC230KBP appears only on the
reverse side of the package. The words Energizer Kidz Club appear on the
head of the flashlight. "Made in China" is written on the base.
Discount department and toy stores sold these flashlights nationwide from
April 2002 through October 2002 for about $6.
Consumers should take these flashlights away from children immediately and
remove the batteries. Consumers should contact Eveready at (800) 669-6394
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday for instructions on
returning the flashlights and receiving a $12 refund. Consumers also can
access the company's web site at
If the flashlight takes other than "C" batteries or does not have a rotating
focusing head, then the flashlight is not included in the recall.