Goal Zero Battery Packs Recalled After Reports of Fire and Property Damage
About 10,100 Goal Zero Sherpa brand rechargeable battery packs are being recalled after reports of fire and property damage.
The battery packs can overheat and melt, which has already caused one fire, two reports of property damage and one report of a person becoming sick from breathing fumes from an overheating battery pack.
This recall involves Goal Zero's Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The battery packs can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger or an attachable solar panel for recharging. Serial numbers that start with S/N 11002 or S/N 11102 are included in the recall. Sherpa 50 battery packs with serial numbers starting with S50 are not included.
The packs were sold at REI and other sporting goods storesnationwide and online from March 2010 through November 2013 for between $200 and $400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs and contact Goal Zero for a free replacement battery pack.
Goal Zero can be contacted at (877) 897-3193.