Safety Alert Number 1001311


AT&T, Motorola, Qwest, V-Tech Telephone Batteries Recalled
January 12, 2010
Lenmar Enterprises is recalling about 1,400 rechargeable batteries used in wireless phones. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The firm has received six reports of batteries overheating, resulting in deformation of phones. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the rechargeable batteries with the model number CB0217 2.4 volt 1500 mAh NiMH. Only batteries with date code 0809 are affected by this recall. The date code can be found on the back of the battery. The batteries were sold as replacement batteries for the following phones:


AT&T

Motorola

Qwest

V-Tech

2401

BY03L

QW-2422

2420

2462

MD60

QW-2652

2422

5840

MD671

 

 

E2562

MD680

 

 

 

MD681

 

 

The batteries were sold to electrical product distributors and retailers nationwide and at Lenmar.com from July 2009 through August 2009 for about $18. They were made in China. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Lenmar to receive a free replacement. Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Lenmar at (800) 424-2703 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.Lenmar.com
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).