Ryobi Lithium-Ion 18V 4Ah Battery Pack

Starting date:
February 26, 2013
Posting date:
February 26, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard, Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-23267

Joint Recall with One World Technologies Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Ryobi Lithium-Ion 18V 4Ah Battery Pack

Product description

This recall involves the Ryobi brand, Lithium-Ion 18V 4Ah battery pack, with number P108 and part number 130429028. The model and part numbers are located on the bottom of the battery. Any battery pack bearing a part number other than 130429028 is not included in this recall.

The green, silver and black battery packs have the name "RYOBI" on the side in white type on a black panel and also have a green stem. The batteries were only sold individually and not part of a kit.

Hazard identified

The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

One World Technologies Inc. has received four reports of battery packs overheating in the United States, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the affected battery pack.

Number sold

Approximately 2,204 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in Canada exclusively at Home Depot.

Approximately 54,200 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled battery packs were sold from August 2012 to November 2012 in Canada and from September 2012 to December 2012 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd.
CHINA
Distributor
One World Technologies Inc.
Anderson
South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the charger, stop using the recalled battery pack and contact One World Technologies Inc. for instructions on the free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

For more information, consumers may contact One World Technologies Inc. by telephone at 1-800-597-9624 from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or online at firm's website and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.