One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack
Hazard: The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Consumer Contact: One World Technologies, at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, ET or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 54,200 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Ryobi brand, Lithium 18 V 4Ah battery packs, with model P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. "Ryobi" and "Lithium+18V" are printed in white lettering on both sides of the battery pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the battery pack.
Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received four reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the charger, stop using the recalled battery pack and contact One World Technologies for instructions on the free shipping and repair of the recalled product.
Sold at: The Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada, online at Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from September 2012 to December 2012 for about $99.
Importer: One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Manufacturer: Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. of China
Manufactured in: China