Recall: NIMH AA Rechargeable Batteries
On 2009-03-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding NIMH AA Rechargeable Batteries due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2005 for about $7.00 to $300.00.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Gold Peak batteries recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Public Announcement Systems category in 2009.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 227-0735
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What is the problem?
The batteries can rapidly overheat, posing a burn hazard to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled 2400-mAH NIMH batteries are used in the 930TM, 930HT and 940TM public announcement system microphones. Only batteries with part number 374-30-400-00, printed on the light green sleeve of the battery, are included in the recall.
Information on where these items sold new+: Frontrow distributors nationwide from June 2005 through December 2008 for about $7 for the battery only and about $300 when sold with the transmitter.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact their FrontRow agent to receive free replacement batteries. Alkaline batteries can be used while waiting for replacement batteries. All known purchasers have been contacted about the recall.
For additional information, contact Frontrow at (800)227-0735 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gofrontrow.com/battery
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating during use in wireless public announcement systems and microphones. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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