CPSC, Electric Motion Systems Recalls Lithium-Poly Battery Pack for Fire Risks

10/25/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Dulles, VA — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Electric Motion Systems have announced a voluntary product recall of rechargeable lithium-poly batteries for fire hazards the defective product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on October 21, 2011.

The CPSC issued the recall after discovering that the battery can overheat and catch fire.

Electric Motion Systems received one report of a consumer sustaining minor burns, along with two other reports of malfunctioning batteries.

“The recalled product is a black lithium-poly 37 volt, 10Ah battery used in electric bicycles and propulsion systems. The battery is 8.75 inches x 5.75 inches x 3.25 inches. ‘E+’ appears on a label on the side of the battery. Recalled batteries have ‘EMS# 11819-101’ at the top right of the label with a serial number between 10001 and 10200. The batteries were sold on their own and as part of the E+ Flex Kits. The kits are complete propulsion systems,” the CPSC reported.

The recalled batteries were sold for between $900 and $1,000 and the E+ Flex Kits were sold for between $2,325 and $2,675 at bike shops nationwide, as well as on the company’s website.

Consumers are advised to contact Electric Motion Systems.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers are advised to contact Electric Motion Systems, LLC toll-free at (877) 824-5339 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit www.epluselectricbike.com or e-mail the company at [email protected]

All known customers are being directly contacted by Electric Motion Systems.

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