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Rapala® Rechargeable Fillet Knives (Item No. RRFN)

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SIAR Code: 31272
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Rapala-USA-Recalls-Rechargeable-Fillet-Knives-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
Publication Date: Jan 19, 2021
Product Origin Country: China
Units: About 128,000
Distributor: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Fleet Farm and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at rapala.com from March 2011 through December 2018 for about $101.
Defect Description: This recall involves the Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife with item number RRFN. The knife handles are black and gray. The Rapala logo is printed in red on the handle, along with the word ION in white.
Accidents Reported: Rapala USA has received reports of 12 batteries overheating and catching fire, in some cases causing damage to surrounding areas. No injuries have been reported.
Recommendations / Warnings: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable fillet knife, remove the battery and look for a white ETL label on the battery. If the battery does not have a white ETL label, consumers should contact Rapala USA for a free replacement battery and for pre-paid return of the old battery to Rapala for proper disposal.
Additional Information: Rapala USA at 800-874-4451, by email at custserv@rapalausa.com, or online at rapala.com and click the recall button for more information.