|January 12, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries for Cordless Phones
Units: About 1,400
Importer: Lenmar Enterprises, of Camarillo, Calif.
Manufacturer: Great Power Battery Co., of China
Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of batteries overheating, resulting in deformation of phones. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the rechargeable batteries with the model number CB0217 2.4 volt 1500 mAh NiMH. Only batteries with date code 0809 are affected by this recall. The date code can be found on the back of the battery. The batteries were sold as replacement batteries for the following phones:
Sold to: Electrical product distributors and retailers nationwide and at Lenmar.com from July 2009 through August 2009 for about $18.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Lenmar to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Lenmar at (800) 424-2703 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.Lenmar.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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