Battery Packs Recalled- Explosion Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS) reports that BatteriesPlus LLC of Hartland, Wis, is recalling Rayovac NI-CD and NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs. According to the official recall notice, the battery packs can explode unexpectedly, putting consumers at risk for injury.
Important Information for Battery Owners
- This recall involves 65,300 Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs.
- BatteriesPlus recalled 111,800 of the same battery packs in December 2011 due to an explosion hazard.
- BatteriesPlus has received three injury reports since the last recall, one involving an injury to a consumer’s finger.
- Contact BatteriesPlus at (877) 856-323 between 9 am and 4:30 pm, or visit www.batteriesplus.com for information on returns and refunds.
Description of Recalled Batteries
- According to the CPSC, 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.”
- The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes under the following brands: Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.
- The packs were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online between June 2008 and July 2012 for between $60 and $70.
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