Batteries Plus Recalls Batteries
If you have any RAYOVAC replacement battery packs in your home, you may want to take a look at them and determine whether or not they are one of the packs recalled by BatteriesPlus and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at the end of August.
This comes after a recall of 111,800 units in December 2011. This time 65,300 of the NI-CD and NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery packs have been taken off of the shelves. This is due to the battery pack exploding unexpectedly. This can pose a significant risk to the customer, resulting in a product liability issue for the company.
The packs that are involved have part numbers that start with “CTL.” So if you have a RAYOVAC battery pack that starts with a part number that starts with those letters printed in white and is “NI-CD” or “NI-MH,” you may have a recalled pack. The voltage of the affected packs range from 2.4 and 18 volts and they come in different shapes and sizes. They were sold as replacement batteries for the following tool brands: Makita, Bosh, DeWalt, Black and Decker, Milwaukee, Lincoln, Skil, Panasonic, and Ryobi.
The packs were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores around the country and online on the BatteriesPlus website at batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and July 2012. The cost of each pack ranged from $60 to $70. They were manufactured in China.
If you have one of these packs, you should stop using it immediately by removing it from the tool. You can then return the pack to a BatteriesPlus store for store credit.
If you have been injured by an exploding battery pack, you must seek immediate medical care. After seeking medical care, contact a personal injury attorney regarding the injury so that the incident can be properly investigated and you can be notified of your rights. The parties responsible for the problem can also be notified of the incident.