Coleman recalls floating spotlights after 18 are hurt

Coleman spotlight recallOutdoor-gear seller Coleman Co. Inc. is recalling about 50,000 of its Coleman WaterBeam 4D Water-Activated Floating Spotlights because the lens assembly can separate from the spotlights and potentially cause injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Chinese-made spotlights were sold at sporting goods stores and retailers nationwide from January 2005 to June 2010. The CPSC didn't specify which retailers carried the recalled spotlight, but Coleman products are carried at Walmart, Target and Sears stores, among others.

Coleman received 33 reports of the spotlight's lens assembly coming apart, with 18 of those cases involving injuries that included cuts, bruises and minor burns. The Wichita, Kan. company said consumers should immediately stop using the spotlights and take the batteries out. Consumers can call Coleman at (800) 835-3278 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time, visit its recall site or e-mail

A white label is on the inside of the spotlight lens with the model number and production date information. The spotlights were made by Sky City Holdings International Ltd. in China. The recalled spotlights have the following codes:
  • model number 5338-782 (orange) and the UPC code 76501 222733;
  • model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753;
  • model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683.
Coleman will replace the spotlight with a LED plastic flashlight with rubber grip. The company apologized to its customers on the form required to get the replacement.
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