Chamberlain and Old World Recall Jump Starters Due to Fire Risk
Two portable jump-starters are being recalled due to safety issues.
First, the Chamberlain Group is recalling more than 8,500 Portable Jump Starters, model CA1000. The affected jump starters are able to be charged when the internal battery is either too hot or too cold for charging, possibly resulting in the unit overheating and an increased fire risk.
Chamberlain will notify owners and provide them with a full refund of the portable jump starter. The recall is expected to begin in October 2015.
Next, Old World Industries has issued a recall for 683 Peak Lithium Rechargeable Jump-Starters, model PKC0LS. The affected jump-starters contain a lithium battery that is prone to overheating, which causes an increased risk of fire.
Old World will notify owners, and distributors will refund purchasers the cost of the jump-starter and the return shipping charges. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Chamberlain customer service at (877) 277-7135 and Old World customer service at (847) 559-2000.