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

There have been three reports of exploding Rayovac replacement battery packs since the December 2011 recall. Recall expanded to include additional models.

Recall date: August 30, 2012
Recall number: 12-267

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs

Hazard:

The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of 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 and click on Recall Notices/Bulletins at the bottom of the page.

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Recall Details

Units

About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled in December 2011).

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.

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.

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 July 2012 for between $60 and $70.

Importer(s)

BatteriesPlus LLC, of Hartland, Wis.

Manufactured in

China