RNG Recalls 100-Watt Bendable Solar Panels Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Recall date: January 28, 2016
Recall number: 16-725
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    Renogy 100-watt Bendable Solar Panel

Recall Summary

Name of product:

100-watt bendable solar panels

Hazard:

The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Consumer Contact:

RNG at 800-330-8678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Saturday, email customerservice@renogy.com, or online at www.renogy.com and click on Support for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 1,500 (in addition, about 20 solar panels were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Renogy brand 100-watt bendable solar panels. The recalled solar panels are black plastic sheets about 41 inches long by about 21 inches wide by about 1/8 inch thick. Model number RNG-100DB is on the top of the panel, either on the front or back.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 11 reports of the solar panels overheating, including three reports of property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled solar panels and return them to RNG for free replacements.

Sold at

Online at Amazon.com, eBay.com and Renogy-store.com from May 2015 through October 2015 for about $300.

Importer(s)

RNG Group Inc., of Ontario, Calif.

Manufactured in

Thailand

  • Renogy 100-watt Bendable Solar Panel