coleman lighting-bulbs

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Coleman lighting and bulbs that were reported from 2010 to 2022.

Common problems: burning, fire, melting, overheating, sharp edges, sparks.

Faulty modules: rack.


2 safety recalls announced

The Coleman Company Recalls Water-Activated Spotlights Due to Risk of Impact Injury

  • Date: 9/14/2010

The lens assembly can come apart from the main housing of the spotlight with force and pose a risk of impact injuries to consumers. The recalled spotlights are Coleman water-activated hand-held spotlights, model number 5338-782 (orange) UPC 76501 222733, model number 5338-792 (yellow) UPC 76501 222753 and model number 2000000153 (blue/white) UPC 76501 226683.

Coleman Recalls Flashlights Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 4/12/2016

This recall involves three models of Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights. Models include CTAC20 (model 2000013874), CTAC40 (model 2000013873) and CTAC60 (model 2000013872).

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9 issues reported

Coleman CPX 6 2000002442

  • Date: 2/18/2017

44 YOM reports that the lantern with a rechargeable battery pack overheated and melted while charging.


  • Date: 6/24/2016

The consumer stated that his fiance, 25, was using the flashlight, it worked normal except for being hot, but later it started throwing sparks his fiance .

Coleman Northstar 2000

  • Date: 8/8/2022

67 YO consumer stated, the gasoline fuel lantern can have the burner tube separate from its holder (burner assembly) while in operation causing serious damage to life and property.

Coleman Northstar 2500

  • Date: 10/12/2011

Consumer attempted to shut off propane lantern when knob controlling gass broke off. Gas continued explanded & engulfed complete lantern. Consumer believes lantern to have been fire/explosion hazard.

Coleman 2000012915

  • Date: 4/2/2014

The 65-YOM consumer stated that while putting on the headlamp on head, the elastic strap came off of the retaining bracket and struck him in his forehead. He received cut above his left eyebrow and was treated at an emergency room for the laceration.


  • Date: 8/19/2011

Consumer reports that lantern fell out of the bottom of the case. The consumer followed the instructions to push the bottom back in. Consumer picked it up and the lantern fell out again, this time shattering. Consumer reports that latch is loose by default and is dangerous.

Coleman 20000012004

  • Date: 6/3/2013

A boy, age 9, was checking mini lantern & found its base had become hot. He removed its batteries when he scorched his index finger. Consumer & a 30 YOM, reinstalled the batteries when the unit became hot again. Consumer found the base of battery holder section had melted.

Coleman 2000005192

  • Date: 9/8/2015

While 35yom was using the lantern, the plastic hand wheel that attaches the propane tree to the propane tank split in two & caused the propane tree to pivot where it connects to the tank, causing the lantern to come crashing down and break on the ground. Fire Hazard.

Coleman 20000012004

  • Date: 6/4/2013

The consumer stated that the battery operated lantern overheats immediately when the battery is placed inside. The battery compartment located at the base of the unit melted. His 9-YO grandson received minor blister on his right index finger from the lantern.

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