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One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Battery Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

  • Ryobi Model P113 Dual Chemistry Charger
  • Ryobi Model P113 Dual Chemistry Charger Identification Label
Name of Product:
Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers
Hazard:
The chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 05, 2013
Units:
About 578,000 in the United States and 49,000 in Canada
Consumer Contact

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

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Ryobi model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers designed for use with both NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries. Battery chargers included in this recall are green and grey and have "Ryobi" printed in white lettering on the front of the charger. The model number and date code can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the charger. Model P113 chargers with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852, without a nine digit part number, are included in the recall. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove any battery from the charger, stop using the recalled charger, unplug it and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement charger. 

Incidents/Injuries:

One World Technologies has received 25 reports of the P113 charger overheating, resulting in reports of property damage to the charger and its surroundings such as workbenches, countertops and carpeting.

Sold At
Direct Tools Factory Outlet, The Home Depot and other retail stores nationwide and online at Homedepot.com from September 2007 to December 2009 individually and as part of a kit for between $30 and $270.
Importer:

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

Importer

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

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-014
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