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Petzl "MYO" and "MYO Belt" Headlamps Burn Hazard

Discussion in 'News' started by derekleffew, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a safety alert for the following consumer products. Consumers should immediately stop using rechargable batteries with any of the products listed below. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Name of Product: “MYO” and “MYO Belt” Headlamps[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Units: About 322,000[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Distributor: Petzl America, of Clearfield, Utah[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Manufacturer: Petzl S.A., of Crolles, France[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Hazard: If the headlamp is used with rechargeable batteries, the cable connecting the battery pack to the lamp can spark, melt, or catch fire. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Incidents/Injuries: Petzl has received 13 reports of sparking and/or melting, with 2 reports of flames. One consumer received a minor burn to the hand, and another experienced singed hair.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Description: This safety alert involves the “MYO” and “MYO Belt” headlamps with name and model numbers listed below. The “MYO” headlamps have a battery pack attached to the headband. The “MYO Belt” headlamps have a remote battery pack attached to the headlamp via a long electric cable.[/FONT]
     
  2. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    I'll pass this one on, I know a few people who use those. I personally use the Raynovac LED one from wally world, but thats just me.
     
  3. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Yeah, my $2.99 Harbor Freight specials have never, to my knowledge, been recalled.
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  4. ruinexplorer

    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Can you only use that if you have a steel plate in your head?
     
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  6. venuetech

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    I think the magnet is to increase blood flow in your frontal lobe:rolleyes:
     
  7. TimMiller

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    or is the magnet supposed to increase your gas miliage. People be aware that harbor freight did have a recall on their automotive fuses. Unfortuatly i had already installed a bunch of them in a diesel powered hydraulic pump that is somewhere in the world........
     

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