The batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
The recalled product is a NexTorch NT123A flashlight battery, bearing the trademark superscript, rather than registered trademark superscript.
Its body is silver metallic-colored and has the NexTorch logo and the voltage (3 V) on it. The battery is often packaged with NexTorch flashlights.
They were sold at Firearm dealers and law enforcement supply stores, and on the Web, including amazon.com and the firm's website www.nextorch.com, from July 2007 to July 2011 for about $2 per battery.
Consumers should immediately stop use of the battery and contact NexTorch for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, please call the firm toll-free at (877) 867-2415 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, visit the firm's web site at www.nextorch.com