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
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 and click on Recall Notices/Bulletins at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

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

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.


BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer's finger.


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 between June 2008 and July 2012 for between $60 and $70.

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