Recall: Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack for Cordless Tools
On 2013-02-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack for Cordless Tools due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $99.
About 50,000 units are involved in this One World Technologies battery 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 Drills & Power Screwdrivers category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 597-9624
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What is the problem?
The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Ryobi brand, Lithium 18 V 4Ah battery packs, with model P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. "Ryobi" and "Lithium+18V" are printed in white lettering on both sides of the battery pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the battery pack.This product was also recalled in Canada. Once available, Health Canada's press release can be found here: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/index-eng.php?cat=2
These items were sold new+ at The Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada, online at Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from September 2012 to December 2012 for about $99.
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 remove the battery from the charger, stop using the recalled battery pack and contact One World Technologies for instructions on the free shipping and repair of the recalled product.
One World Technologies, at (800)597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, ET or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
One World Technologies has received four reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in minor 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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