Koehler-Bright Start recalls flashlights due to explosion hazard.
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 Name of product:

Koehler-Bright Star WorkSafe Model 2224 LED 3-D cell flashlight


This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.
The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter.
Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall


The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.



Recall date:

August 14, 2018


About 7,500 (In addition, 200 were sold in Canada) 

Sold At:

Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at Amazon.com from January 2017 through May 2018 for about $21. 


Koehler-Bright Star, of Hanover, Pa. 

Manufactured In:

United States 

Recall number:


Consumer Contact:

Koehler-Bright Star at 800-788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.netor online at www.koehlerlighting.com and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.


End User and/or Contractors with Masterpact NW Circuit Breakers (3P, 4P, 6P& 8P from 800 to 6300A)


EXTERNAL FAQ – B-Masterpact+FAQ-07-06-2018



Why is this recall happening?

The T-4000 and T-4000-A Transmitters included in the AT-4000 Series Advanced Wire Tracer kits exhibit a condition that may lead to electric shock.

When a transmitter is connected to hazardous voltage (T-4000 up to 600V and T-4000-A up to 300V), that voltage may appear on the exposed pin of the battery backup terminal or the backup battery if connected. Both the center pin and the battery terminal are accessible to being touched.


How did this happen?

Designed more than 15 years ago, the AT-4000 technology was to be discontinued and replaced with newer technology by 2018. However, in a recent internal review we discovered this risk, so we are now undertaking this voluntary recall immediately because we place tremendous importance on our customer’s safety and the reputation of our products.

We are confident our current safety testing standards will ensure every product meets and exceeds the safety our customers expect.


Fluke Meters

*Fluke Issues Recall on Meters and Testers*

In cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Fluke
issued recalls for five of its products. In all cases, _users are
directed to stop using the product immediately_. The following products
are affected:

* Fluke 373, 374, 375 and 376 Digital Clamp Meters
* Fluke 190 ScopeMeter
* Fluke T2 Electrical Tester
* Fluke 333, 334, 335, 336 and 337 Digital Clamp Meters
* Fluke 1AC-1 VoltAlert Voltage Tester

Specifics of the recall for each device can be found at

FallTech Safety Lanyards


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Myles Lembke (Chair)

John Hall

Derrick Givens

Gordy Mitchell

Working Safely in Cold Environments

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 National Safety Council Documents

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