Friday, January 27, 2006

outstanding product recall notice!

The CPSC and L.L. Bean "together" announced recall Tuesday of a genus of products that include a no-battery flashlight and a compass. Here's the reason:

The products have a flashlight that relies on a powerful magnet and copper coil for manual recharging. The magnet adversely affects the polarity of the compass rendering it unreliable.


on a less funny note, the flashlight could also, the notice suggests, interfere with an implantable cardiac defibrillator. but still...

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