Recall: Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers for Power Tools
On 2013-11-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers for Power Tools due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2007 for about $30 to $270.
About 600,000 units are involved in this One World Technologies power tool battery charger 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 Tools Miscellaneous 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 chargers can malfunction, 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 model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers designed for use with both NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries. Battery chargers included in this recall are green and grey and have "Ryobi" printed in white lettering on the front of the charger. The model number and date code can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the charger. Model P113 chargers with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852, without a nine digit part number, are included in the recall.
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/2013/36465r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Direct Tools Factory Outlet, The Home Depot and other retail stores nationwide and online at Homedepot.com from September 2007 to December 2009 individually and as part of a kit for between $30 and $270.
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 any battery from the charger, stop using the recalled charger, unplug it and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement charger.
One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday 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 25 reports of the P113 charger overheating, resulting in reports of property damage to the charger and its surroundings such as workbenches, countertops and carpeting.
+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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