One World Technologies, Inc. recalls Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers

Starting date:
November 5, 2013
Posting date:
November 5, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-36465

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

Affected products

Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers

Product description

This recall involves Ryobi model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers designed for use with both NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries. The charger is green and grey; and was sold individually and as part of a kit. “Ryobi” is printed in white lettering on the front of the charger. The model number and date code can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the charger. Only model P113 chargers with date codes between 0731 and 0852, without a nine digit part number, are affected.

Hazard identified

The battery charger can overheat posing a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers.

One World Technologies Inc. has received 25 reports, including one from Canada, of the P113 charger overheating, resulting in reports of property damage to the charger and its surrounds such as workbenches, countertops and carpeting.  No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these chargers.

Number sold

Approximately 49,686 units of the recalled chargers were sold in Canada exclusively at Home Depot.  Approximately 578,021 units of the recalled chargers were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled chargers were sold between September 2007 and December 2009 in Canada and 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 remove any battery from the charger, stop using the recalled charger, unplug it and contact One World Technologies Inc. for a replacement charger.

For more information, consumers may contact One World Technologies Inc. by telephone at 1-800-597-9624 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EsT Monday through Friday, or online at the 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.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.