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The issue here is whether or not you have a sum over $l$. If you want $r_l^2$ to mean any of $r_1^2, r_2^2, r_3^2$, then when you write $r_l^2 = r_l r_l$ you should not be summing over $l$. So $[r_l^2,L_i] = 2i\hbar \epsilon_{ijl}r_jr_l$ is correct as long as you sum over $j$ but not over $l$. On the other hand, if in $r_lr_l$ you sum over $l$ you get the ...