Hart International Agencies Pty Ltd—Adventuridge Rechargeable Camping Lantern—Car Charger

PRA number

2009/10661

Published date

Product description

The recall relates to the car charger included with the Adventuridge Rechargeable Camping Lantern. Item 8716. The product was sold only in ALDI Stores from 18 September 2008.
Car Charger - Subject of the recall
Lantern - Not affected by the recall
240V Mains Charger - Not affected by the recall
Identifying features
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Other identifying numbers

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What are the defects?

Due to a fault in the electronic charging circuit, the internal battery can be overcharged when charged using the car charger. This results in the battery emitting hydrogen gas, which can build up inside the unit, potentially causing it to explode in the presence of an ignition source.

What are the hazards?

Injury.

What should consumers do?

Do not use the car charger. Customers may return the car charger to any ALDI store for a full refund or may contact the supplier Hart International Agencies Pty Ltd by phone on 1300 85 79 71, between 9am and 5pm, fax 02 9636 9910 or email laura@hartintl.com.au for a free replacement.

Supplier

Hart International Agencies Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

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

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