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LL Bean Auto Safety Kit, Auto Aid in a Bottle, Forever Flashlight

Description: L.L. Bean Recall of Safety Kits NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2006 Release #06-071 Firm's Hotline: (800) 555-9717 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, L.L. Bean Announce Recall of Safety Kits WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Auto Safety Kit, Auto Aid in a Bottle, Winter Safety Kit, and Outdoorsman in a Bottle Units: About 4,100 Distributor: L.L. Bean, of Freeport, Maine Hazard: The products have a flashlight that relies on a powerful magnet and copper coil for manual recharging. The magnet adversely affects the polarity of the compass rendering it unreliable. The magnet could be powerful enough to disrupt a heart patient's Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD). The product's packaging lacks appropriate warning information. Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents or injuries. Description: Each kit contains a variety of safety equipment including a "Forever Flashlight," which does not use batteries. Shaking the flashlight for 30 seconds provides about 5 minutes of light. The Outdoorsman in a Bottle kit contains a compass. Other items which could be included in the kits include gloves, a blanket, emergency vest, a water bottle, a rain poncho and a knife. L.L. Bean is written on the bottle or blanket with these kits. Sold by: L.L. Bean's stores, catalogs and Web sites sold these kits from August 2005 through November 2005 for between $20 and $60. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers with recalled kits should contact L.L. Bean immediately to receive a free warning label for the flashlight. Consumers with Outdoorsman in a Bottle kits will receive a free replacement compass/whistle. Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at [Learn More]

LL Bean Auto Safety Kit, Auto Aid in a Bottle, Forever Flashlight Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date01/24/2006
Recall ID3192
Recall Number06071
Product TypeSafety/Emergency Tool Kits
HazardInternal Injury
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