Product Recall Alert

Higdon Outdoors Recalls Battery Packs on XS Series Motion Waterfowl Decoys and Replacement Battery Packs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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.

View The Official CPSC Recall Notice


This recall involves lithium-ion battery packs and replacement batteries on XS series Pulsator, Swimmer, Crazy Kicker, Flasher models of motion decoys used for waterfowl hunting.

The Higdon brand is on the product and on the packaging. The following models are included in the recall and each of the recalled models contain a lithium-ion battery. All recalled batteries have a sticker on the battery and the top line on recalled batteries reads “Sun Li-ion Battery.” All recalled items containing a battery labeled “Sun Li-Ion Battery” are subject to this recall.

  • 50033 – XS Pulsator, Mallard Drake 12V
  • 50044 – XS Pulsator, Mallard Hen 12V
  • 50534 – XS Pulsator, Pintail 12V
  • 52053 – XS Battleship Swimmer, Mallard Drake 12V
  • 52064 – XS Battleship Swimmer, Mallard Hen 12V
  • 52533 – XS Battleship Swimmer, Pintail 12V
  • 52624 – XS Battleship Swimmer, Canvasback 12V
  • 52243 – XS Battleship Swimmer, Bluebill 12V
  • 53012 – XS Crazy Kicker, Mallard Drake 12V (with timer)
  • 53072 – XS Floating Flasher, Mallard Drake 12V
  • 53077 – XS Splashing-Flasher, Mallard Drake 12V (with timer)
  • 50734 – XS Pulsator, Canada Goose 12V
  • 52753 – XS Swimmer Canada Goose 12V
  • 50053 – XS pulsator mallard combo pack Drake/Drake
  • 50054 – XS pulsator mallard combo pack Drake/Hen
  • 54034 – XS pulsator and Swimmer combo pack Drake/Drake
  • 99117 – XS Battery 12v 2.5Ah Li-ion, 2021 (for all XS motion)


The firm has received 20 reports of overheating, including nine fires, seven of which involved property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Recalled Pulsator Model Decoys

Name of Product: Battery packs and replacement batteries on XS Series Pulsators, Swimmers, Crazy Kicker, and Flasher motion decoys used for waterfowl hunting

Recall Date: March 30, 2023

Recall Number: 23-166

Hazard: 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.

Sold At: Outdoor sporting goods stores nationwide including Bass Pro Shops and Rogers Sporting Goods, and online at from October 2021 through February 2023 for between $50 and $200 and the replacement battery that sold for about $35.

Remedy: Consumers should 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.

Units: About 45,000 (In addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Directions and Contact

What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?

Higdon Outdoors at 800-962-0656 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or email at or online at and click the link for Recall or for more information.

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