Recall: RNG 100-watt Bendable Solar Panels
On 2016-01-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding RNG 100-watt Bendable Solar Panels due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2015 for about $300.
About 2,000 units are involved in this solar panels recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Solar Panels category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Renogy brand 100-watt bendable solar panels. The recalled solar panels are black plastic sheets about 41 inches long by about 21 inches wide by about 1/8 inch thick. Model number RNG-100DB is on the top of the panel, either on the front or back.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56842r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ Online at Amazon.com, eBay.com and Renogy-store.com from May 2015 through October 2015 for about $300.
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 solar panels and return them to RNG for free replacements.
RNG at 800-330-8678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Saturday, email email@example.com, or online at www.renogy.com and click on Support for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 11 reports of the solar panels overheating, including three reports of property damage. 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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