Rapala USA Recalls Rechargeable Fillet Knives Due to Fire Hazard

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Recalled Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife

Recalled Rechargeable Rapala Fillet Knife Battery, shown with white ETL label, and shown missing white ETL Label

Name of product:

Rapala® Rechargeable Fillet Knives (Item No. RRFN)

Hazard:

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

Recall date:

January 19, 2021

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

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 pre-paid return of the old battery to Rapala for proper disposal.

Incidents/Injuries:

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. 

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 for about $101. 

Distributor(s):

Rapala USA, of Minnetonka, Minn.


This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.