Recall: Rechargeable Batteries for Cordless Phones
On 2010-01-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Rechargeable Batteries for Cordless Phones due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2009 for about $18.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Lenmar Enterprises cordless phone recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Telephones & Cell Phones category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 424-2703
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What is the problem?
The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the rechargeable batteries with the model number CB0217 2.4 volt 1500 mAh NiMH. Only batteries with date code 0809 are affected by this recall. The date code can be found on the back of the battery. The batteries were sold as replacement batteries for the following phones:
These items were sold new+ at Electrical product distributors and retailers nationwide and at Lenmar.com from July 2009 through August 2009 for about $18.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Lenmar to receive a free replacement.
Consumers can contact Lenmar at (800) 424-2703 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.Lenmar.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received six reports of batteries overheating, resulting in deformation of phones. 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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