RECALL: Rapala USA recalls rechargeable fillet knives due to fire hazard

Rapala fillet knife. Photo: Courtesy of the CPSC.. Rapala fillet knife.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: January 25, 2021 10:53 AM
Created: January 25, 2021 10:36 AM

Fillet knives from Rapala USA are being recalled after the company deemed the product was a fire hazard, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.

The item number for the product is RRFN. The knife handles are black and gray, and the Rapala logo is printed in red on the handle, along with the word "ION" in white.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable fillet knife, remove the battery and look for a white ETL label on the battery. If the battery does not have a white ETL label, consumers should contact Rapala USA for a free replacement battery and for prepaid return of the old battery to Rapala for proper disposal, according to the CPSC.

The Minnetonka-based company has received reports of 12 batteries overheating and catching fire, in some cases causing damage to surrounding areas. No injuries have been reported.

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