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‘Burn Hazard’: Olight Recalls 200,000 EDC Flashlights for Overheating Defect

Consumers reported second-degree burns from lights that were accidentally turned on and overheated.

Olight and the Consumer Product Safety Commission this week issued a recall of more than 200,000 M2R Pro and Warrior Mini flashlights.

According to the recall, customers should immediately stop using these flashlights, as they can inadvertently turn on while in a carrying holster or pocket. If that happens, the flashlight can overheat and pose a burn hazard.

“If you own one of these recalled flashlights, please immediately stop using it and contact Olight for store credit, a replacement flashlight, or a full refund,” Olight wrote in its recall notice. “We apologize sincerely for this situation. Thanks for all your continuous support.”

To date, Olight received 127 of the flashlights turning on and overheating, resulting in 22 reports of burn injuries. Three of those consumers reported second-degree burns.

Here are the details of which flashlights are included in this recall and steps to remedy affected products.

Olight Recall: M2R Pro, Warrior Mini

This recall includes the M2R Pro and Warrior Mini flashlights, sold nationwide between November 2019 and November 2021. The flashlights retailed online through Olight, Amazon, and small independent retailers for $48-120.

M2R Pro Flashlight

The M2R Pro came in black, camouflage, Desert Tan, OD Green, Patriotic Edition, gunmetal gray, orange, blue, Ocean Camouflage, purple, white, and Antique Bronze colors. It measures approximately 5.37 inches long and 1.16 inches in diameter.

Warrior Mini Flashlight

The Warrior Mini retailed in black, Desert Tan, camouflage, Spring 2 Ti, Summer 2 Ti, Autumn 2 Ti, Winter 2 Ti, Eternal 2 Cu, and red colors. It measures approximately 4.19 inches long and 0.91 inches in diameter.

How to Remedy

Consumers impacted by this recall have three options. First, Olight offers store credit equal to 110% of the original purchase price at the Olight online store. Visit Olight’s store credit page to learn more.

Alternatively, customers can opt for a replacement flashlight in the form of a Warrior Mini 2 (MSRP $90). Olight will also provide additional store credit for the difference in the original purchase price. Visit Olight’s replacement page to learn more.

Finally, Olight will offer a full refund. Check out the refund page for details.

Where necessary, Olight will cover all shipping costs as part of this recall.

For additional questions and details, visit Olight’s recall page.

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