September 25, 2003CPSC, Galls Announce Recall of Batteries
Sold with Galls® H.A.L.O. Tactical Flashlights
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Fuji Power and A&T Fuji Power CR123A 3-volt lithium
batteries originally provided with Galls® H.A.L.O. Tactical Flashlight.
Units: Approximately 10,084
Distributor: Galls Inc., of Lexington, Kentucky
Hazard: The batteries originally provided with the flashlight may overheat
or explode presenting a potential for fire or personal injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Five reports of batteries overheating or exploding have
been received, causing minor injuries such as burns and minor property
damage from fire.
Description: The batteries were provided in pairs. Each is a 3-volt lithium
battery with a white label. The name "Fugi Power" or "A&T Fuji Power CR123A"
is on the label.
Sold at: Galls catalog, Galls website www.galls.com and retail stores in
Lexington, KY; Long Beach, CA; Riverside, CA; San Diego, CA; Orange County,
CA; and Signal Hill, CA, from June 2001 through May 2003. The flashlight
sold individually for about $49 and when bundled with other items for up to
Manufactured in: Taiwan.
Remedy: Call Galls toll-free at 1-800-477-7766 to receive free replacement
batteries for each pair of batteries originally received with your Galls®
H.A.L.O. Tactical Flashlight purchased prior to June 2003. If you have
already replaced the batteries (Galls recommends that Duracell Ultra 123
3-volt lithium replacement batteries be used), Galls will provide an
equivalent credit ($10.99 for each pair of Fuji Power or A&T Fuji Power
lithium batteries) that can be redeemed towards the purchase of any other
merchandise ordered from Galls.
Consumer Contact: Call Galls customer service representatives toll-free at
(800) 477-7766 Monday through Friday, 7 am to midnight ET, Saturday and
Sunday 9 am to 9 pm ET.