Pelican products have issued a recall over exploding battery packs on portable flashlights that may be used at some surface mines across Australia. The ACCC Product Safety Division issued a recall of the Flashlights indicating that the battery pack for the flashlight may become unstable, overheat and explode while charging. If the battery pack explodes it may propel fragments outwards with significant force, potentially causing an injury.
The models affected include:
Pelican 9410 NiMH Flashlight Hand-held LED lantern 741 lumens with battery pack comprising 4 nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable Size C batteries were available in Australia from January 2010 to December 2013. All of the 9410 flashlights are affected
Pelican 9415 NiMH Flashlight Hand-held LED lantern 588 lumens with battery pack comprising 4 nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable Size C batteries Available in Australia from June 2013 to August 2019
Model numbers 9410L and 9415iY are not affected
Mine operators are advised to check models and follow the instruction as per recall notice below.
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