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Rechargeable fillet knives are being recalled by Rapala USA due to fire hazard

Rapala USA Recalls Rechargeable Fillet Knives Due to Fire Hazard

Rapala USA is recalling about 128,000 rechargeable fillet knives.

The battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala chargers are used to charge the battery.

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. 

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.

The fillet knives were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Fleet Farm, and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at rapala.com from March 2011 through December 2018. The cost was about $101. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable fillet knife, remove the battery, and look for a white ETL label on the battery, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and company advise. If the battery doesn’t 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.

For more information, call Rapala USA at 800-874-4451, email custserv@rapalausa.com, or visit rapala.com and click the recall button.

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