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BatteriesPlus Expands Recall of Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

Posted By News Staff On Sunday, September 2, 2012 @ 2:00 am In News | No Comments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. BatteriesPlus is recalling the replacement battery pack because it can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools recalled by BatteriesPlus [1]

Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools recalled by BatteriesPlus

Product Information

Name of Product: Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs

Units: About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled [2] in December 2011).

Importer: BatteriesPlus LLC, of Hartland, WI.

Hazard: The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer’s finger.

Description: This recall involves all RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools and have part numbers beginning with “CTL.” “RAYOVAC,” “NI-CD” or “RAYOVAC,” “NI-MH” and a part number beginning with “CTL” are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.

Sold exclusively at: BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com [3] between June 2008 and July 2012 for between $60.00 and $70.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at 877.856.3232 between 9:00am and 4:30pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.batteriesplus.com [4] and click on Recall Notices/Bulletins at the bottom of the page.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov [5]. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. [6]


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