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Petzl Myolite, Myolite 3; MYO 3, 5, XP; MYOBELT 3, SB5, XP Belt, MYO XP Belt Headlamps

Description: Safety Alert: Petzl America Warns of Burn Hazard from Headlamps; Product Should Only Be Used with Non-Rechargeable Batteries NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2008 Release #08-403 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 740-3826 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Safety Alert: Petzl America Warns of Burn Hazard from Headlamps; Product Should Only Be Used with Non-Rechargeable Batteries WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a safety alert for the following consumer products. Consumers should immediately stop using rechargable batteries with any of the products listed below. Name of Product: “MYO” and “MYO Belt” Headlamps Units: About 322,000 Distributor: Petzl America, of Clearfield, Utah Manufacturer: Petzl S.A., of Crolles, France Hazard: If the headlamp is used with rechargeable batteries, the cable connecting the battery pack to the lamp can spark, melt, or catch fire. This poses a burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Petzl has received 13 reports of sparking and/or melting, with 2 reports of flames. One consumer received a minor burn to the hand, and another experienced singed hair. Description: This safety alert involves the “MYO” and “MYO Belt” headlamps with name and model numbers listed below. The “MYO” headlamps have a battery pack attached to the headband. The “MYO Belt” headlamps have a remote battery pack attached to the headlamp via a long electric cable. Name Model Number MYO E26P MYO-black E26PN MYO 3 E27P MYO 3-black E27PN MYO 5 E28P MYO 5-black E28PN MYO Belt 3 E29 P MYO Belt 5 E30 P MYOLITE E31 P MYOLITE 3 E32 P MYOBELT SB5 E33 P MYO XP, blue E83 P MYO XP, gray E83 P2 MYOBELT XP, blue E84 P MYO XP BELT, gray E84 P2 The name of the product can be found on the side of the headlamp and on the packaging. The model number can be found on the packaging. Sold at: Specialty retailers nationwide from February 2003 through August 2008 for between $40 and $80. Manufactured in: France Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using rechargeable batteries with the headlamps and contact Petzl to obtain a new warning label. Consumers can continue to use the headlamps with non-rechargeable batteries. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Petzl America toll-free at (877) 740-3826 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.petzl.com MYOLITE Headlamp MYOLITE 3 Headlamp MYO XP Headlamp MYO XP Belt Headlamp [Source]

Petzl Myolite, Myolite 3; MYO 3, 5, XP; MYOBELT 3, SB5, XP Belt, MYO XP Belt Headlamps Recall Information

Country of OriginFrance
Recall Date09/18/2008
Recall ID4457
Recall Number08403
Product TypeLights & Accessories
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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