Eastwood Recalls Rockwood Power Packs Due to Fire Hazard
A battery pack posing a danger to consumers is now subject to a recall from Eastwood.
The company is recalling its Rockwood multi-function power pack due to reports indicating that the lithium ion batteries can burst during charging, posing a fire hazard.
There have been two reports of the battery packs' lithium ion batteries bursting during charging, emitting black smoke. The incidents damaged carpet and left a black mark on a wall. No injuries have been reported.
About 500 packs are included in the announcement.
The Rockwood packs are used to charge a variety of electronic devices and car batteries and have a recessed LED flashlight. The power packs have a black plastic cover with Rockwood printed in white on the top. They measure about six inches long, three inches wide and one inch tall. A yellow and white danger label is on the bottom. Item number 30554 is printed on the packaging.
Consumers could purchase these items at Eastwood stores, from Eastwood's catalog and online from January 2015 through October 2015 for between $50 and $110.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power packs and return them to Eastwood for a full refund.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Eastwood at (800) 345-1178.