1.4 million FIXIT spotlights recalled after batteries cause burns

FIXIT spotlights recall
FIXIT spotlights recall

About 1.4 million cheap FIXIT brand spotlights sold at pharmacy chains, hardware stores and supermarkets nationwide are being recalled after more than a dozen reports of burns to people and property caused by acid leaking from the battery, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The battery can overcharge, causing it to rupture and leak battery acid, the CPSC said. The company told federal authorities that it received 13 reports of incidents caused by the leaking batteries, including chemical burns to skin and burn holes through clothing, carpeting and upholstery.