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Fuji Batteries Recalled

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WASHINGTON, Feb 03, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 20,000 Fuji Power and A&T Fuji Power CR123A 3-volt lithium batteries.

The batteries were provided with the Dorcy Spyder Tactical Xenon Light flashlight and packages of two flashlights labeled Dorcy Xenon Tactical Light.

Dorcy received five complaints about batteries overheating and causing the flashlight to burst. Dorcy said it received four reports of minor damage to clothing and personal items and burn injuries. In one case, the batteries allegedly caused or contributed to a house fire.

Dorcy International Inc. recommends calling them toll-free at (800) 837-8558 to receive free replacement batteries for each pair of batteries originally provided with the flashlights. Consumers also may return the flashlights to the store where it was purchased for a refund or replacement.

Copyright 2004 by United Press International.


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