BatteriesPlus Expands Recall of Battery Packs Due to Explosion Hazard
BatteriesPlus is recalling 65,300 Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH battery packs used with cordless tools. The battery packs can explode unexpectedly, posing an injury risk to consumers.
Previously, 111,800 battery packs were recalled in December of 2011. BatteriesPlus has since received three additional reports of exploding batteries.
This recall involves all RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools and have part numbers beginning with 'CTL.' 'RAYOVAC,' 'NI-CD' or 'RAYOVAC,' 'NI-MH' and a part number beginning with 'CTL' are printed in white lettering on the product.
The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.
The recalled batteries were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online.
Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.
For more information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at 877-856-3232.