BatteriesPlus LLC recently announced a recall of Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs. The recall was initiated after the company has received five reports of exploding batteries. No injuries have been reported.
The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.
The battery packs were sold from June 2008 through October 2011. This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. “RAYOVAC,” “NI-CD” 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, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.
Approximately 111, cordless tool battery packs were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at http://www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and October 2011 for about $60.
According to the recall notice, 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. For additional information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at (877) 856-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.batteriesplus.com.
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