Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife Recall [US]


Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Rapala USA, a Minnetonka, Minnesota establishment, recalls an estimated Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives 128,000 from the American marketplace due to suspected battery overheating and consequential risks of fire, burns, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory failure, cardiac collapse and/or property damage.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/k0hP30rvrXp

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Rapala-USA-Recalls-Rechargeable-Fillet-Knives-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knifes, as follows:

  • Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives, with black and gray handles with a “Rapala” logo printed in red on the handle, along with the style designation, “ION” in white.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Fillet Knife products can be found on the Web site listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the Battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala Chargers are used to charge the Battery and pose a risks to the safety of people who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with its intended use. Rapala USA has received reports of twelve (12) batteries overheating and catching fire, in some cases causing property damage to surrounding areas. As of press time, no physical injuries had been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives, please do not use them. Instead, contact Rapala USA for a free replacement Battery and for prepaid return of the old Battery to Rapala for proper disposal.

Please note: disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect the drinking water supply and the ecosystem. If you choose to dispose of these Batteries on your own (and not through Rapala), please consult your local government authority for safe instructions.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly burns, smoke inhalation and/or respiratory collapse.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Rapala USA Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-874-4451 during normal business hours Central Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also reach the company on the Web at http://www.rapala.com and click the Recall button for more information or by e-mail at custserv@rapalausa.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Rechargeable Fillet Knives, please search for “knife” or more generically, “kitchen appliances” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn or Scald hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Respiratory Arrest and/or Respiratory Failure hazards, please search for “respiratory” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Smoke Inhalation hazards, please search for “smoke” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Rapala USA, please search for “Rapala” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 21-070
Recalls Direct RIN: 14054-2021
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