The Coleman Company, Inc t/as Coleman Brands—Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights

Identifying features

CTAC40 / Model 2000013873 and CTAC60 / Model 2000013872

What are the defects?

The flashlights’ rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can overheat.

What are the hazards?

If the lithium-ion batteries overheat and discharge their contents, there is a risk of fire.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using the products, dispose of the battery* and return the flashlight to Coleman Brands for a full refund. Further information about disposal and return of the flashlight for a refund is available to consumers by contacting Coleman Brands by email at or by telephone on 1800 224 350.
*Rechargeable batteries are a hazardous waste and should not be placed in the garbage bin. Consumers should search Planet Ark’s ‘Recycling near you’ website ( or call the recycling hotline on 1300 733 712 to locate their nearest drop-off point.

Traders who sold this product

Various camping and leisure stores

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 June 2014 - 31 August 2015

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Product category