The rechargeable battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Modular Robotics toll-free 24 hour hotline at 877-233-6859, or visit the firm’s website at www.dexterindustries.com and click on Recall for more information.
This battery pack was sold individually, and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. It is a 9.6V 2000Ah NiMH battery pack with Max Charge Current 2A and is wrapped in black plastic. “Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack” is printed on a white label on the battery pack.
Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs, contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Safely dispose of the defective product by following local laws for disposal of the batteries.
Modular Robotics has received four reports of the rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Online at Dexterindustries.com from March 2018 through January 2020 for about $38.
Modular Robotics Inc., of Boulder, Colo. and Dexter Industries, of Restin, W.V.
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