Battery in Jumpstarter from Battery-Biz Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Cyntur CTJSLI Lithium Ion Jumpstarter
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March 23, 2016

Battery-Biz has announced a recall for a product that poses a fire hazard.

The company is recalling certain Cyntur CTJSLI Lithium Ion Jumpstarters. Due to faulty design of the cable assembly, the jumpstarter may overheat.

Over-cranking will cause the cable to melt and the pack to potentially catch fire.

The manufacturer is including about 13,000 units in its recall.

Battery-Biz began notifying owners, and retailers on February 26, 2016. The manufacturer will provide a free replacement cable, with new safety features. The replacement cables will begin shipping after March 31, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Cyntur customer service at (800) 780-6552.

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