Higdon Outdoors Recalls Battery Packs, Replacement Batteries

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Paducah, Kentucky-based Higdon Outdoors LLC is recalling certain battery packs and replacement batteries citing fire and/or burn hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The recall includes lithium-ion battery packs and replacement batteries on XS Series Pulsators, Swimmers, Crazy Kicker, and Flasher motion decoys used for waterfowl hunting. The Higdon brand is on the product and on the packaging. All recalled batteries have a sticker that reads "Sun Li-ion Battery." All recalled items containing a battery labeled "Sun Li-Ion Battery" are subject to the recall.

About 45,000 units were sold in the United States and about 500 units were sold in Canada.

The products were manufactured in China and sold at outdoor sporting goods stores nationwide including Bass Pro Shops and Rogers Sporting Goods, and online at www.higdonoutdoors.com from October 2021 through February 2023. The battery packs were sold for between $50 and $200 and the replacement batteries were sold for about $35.

According to the agency, the recalled waterfowl decoys' lithium-ion battery packs or replacement battery packs can overheat while charging or soon after charging, posing a fire and/or burn hazard.

The recall was initiated after firm received 20 reports of overheating, including nine fires, seven of which involved property damage. However, no injuries have been reported to date related to the recalled products.

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the recalled XS motion decoy battery packs and XS replacement battery packs and contact Higdon Outdoors for free replacement battery packs and chargers.

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