Battery Packs Recalled- Explosion Hazard
BatteriesPlus LLC of Hartland, Wisconsin has recalled 111,800 Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs in cooperation with theUnited States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The battery packs, which were manufactured in China and were sold by BatteriesPlus as replacement battery packs for cordless tools, may spontaneously explode- posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Five Exploding Batteries Reported
Five reports of exploding batteries have been made to BatteriesPlus in regard to its Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs. The CPSC urges consumers to immediately discontinue use of the battery pack and to remove it from their cordless tools.
Description of Recalled Battery Packs
- Approximately 111,800 of the Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs were sold between June 2008-October 2011 in voltages ranging from 2.4 to 18 and in various sizes and shapes.
- The battery packs, which are marked with the words “Rayovac,” “NI-CD,” and a part number starting with “CTL,” were sold for about $60 nationwide in BatteriesPlus retail stores and online.
- The battery packs were sold as replacement battery packs for Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukie, Panasonic, Ryobi, and Skil cordless power tools.
- Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for details on how they can return their recalled battery packs for in-store credit.
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