BatteriesPlus Recalls Replacement Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly.

Recall date: December 21, 2011
Recall number: 12-063
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs

Hazard:

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

Consumer Contact:

For more 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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Recall Details

Units

About 111,800

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

BatteriesPlus has received five reports of exploding batteries. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Sold exclusively at

BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and October 2011 for about $60.

Importer(s)

BatteriesPlus LLC, of Hartland, Wis.

Manufactured in

China