One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The lithium battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 26, 2013
Recall number: 13-124
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    Ryobi lithium-ion 18 V 4Ah battery pack, model P108 and part number 130429028

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    Side view of Ryobi lithium-ion battery

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    Model and part number location

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack

Hazard:

The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

One World Technologies, at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, ET or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/23267r-eng.php
Units

About 54,200 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada

Description

This recall involves Ryobi brand, Lithium 18 V 4Ah battery packs, with model P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. "Ryobi" and "Lithium+18V" are printed in white lettering on both sides of the battery pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the battery pack.

Incidents/Injuries

One World Technologies has received four reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the charger, stop using the recalled battery pack and contact One World Technologies for instructions on the free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

Sold at

The Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada, online at Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from September 2012 to December 2012 for about $99.

Importer

One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufacturer

Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. of China

Manufactured in

China

  • Ryobi lithium-ion 18 V 4Ah battery pack, model P108 and part number 130429028

  • Side view of Ryobi lithium-ion battery

  • Model and part number location