Target has voluntarily recalled 55,000 6-piece LED flashlight sets due to a fire and burn hazard. It has been reported that, when turned on, these flashlights can heat up to the point of smoking or melting. Thus far there have been four incidents, including two minor burn hand injuries.
These sets were priced at $10 and were sold from Oct 2010 through Dec 2011. The remedy is to return the flashlight sets to any Target store for a full refund.
Sounds to me like a major design flaw where flashlight bodies and LED modules were slapped together without regard to proper heatsink design. This is why everyone should be cautious of all those “special buys” that pop up during the winter holiday shopping season.