CPSC: BatteriesPlus Recalls Rayovac Cordless Battery Packs for Injury Risks

12/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Hartland, WI — BatteriesPlus LLC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled about 111,800 Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs for serious injury risks the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on December 21, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, which poses a serious risk of injury to consumers.

“This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. ‘RAYOVAC,’ ‘NI-CD’ and a part number beginning with ‘CTL’ are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the defective product for a store credit.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at (877) 856-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.batteriesplus.com.

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