Do you have a Rayovac ILED2AA, BRSELED2AA-BA, or BRSELED2AA-BDGDI LED flashlight? If so, discontinue use, remove the batteries, and contact Spectrum Brands (Rayovac) for a full refund.
They affected 2AA flashlights were sold in a couple of different colors (black, red, green, blue). About 225,000 flashlights in the USA are affected by the recall, and 7,000 in Canada.
There were 12 reports of these flashlights overheating and melting during use, but luckily there were no reports of personal injuries or property damage.
Rayovac has identified the cause of the overheating issue:
The spring, which is the negative battery terminal of the flashlight, may become dislodged and may cause a short circuit in some cases. Should a short circuit occur, the battery overheats for a brief period of time, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
These flashlights were sold for about $3-$6.
If you have one of these flashlights, you will need to check the date code to see if it is included in the recall. This information is on a white sticker inside the flashlight tube: The following date codes are included in the recall: E/J-C, H/F-C, I/F-C, L/F-C, M/W-C, O/F-C, R/F-C, R/J-C, S/J-C, T/F-C, U/F-C and Y/J-C. You will need this information when registering the product to initiate the return shipping and refund process.
The refund amount is $2.29. If you have an original receipt that lists a different price, Rayovac will refund you the full amount that you paid for the flashlight.