Recall date: December 21, 2011
Recall number: 12-063

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs
Hazard:
The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious 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

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 111,800
Description:

This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly.

Description:

This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. "RAYOVAC," "NI-CD" 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, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.

Incidents/Injuries:

BatteriesPlus has received five reports of exploding batteries. No injuries have been reported.

 
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 October 2011 for about $60.

Manufactured In:
China