One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Battery Chargers 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 P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers
Hazard: The chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumer Contact: One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 578,000 in the United States and 49,000 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Ryobi model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers designed for use with both NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries. Battery chargers included in this recall are green and grey and have "Ryobi" 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. Model P113 chargers with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852, without a nine digit part number, are included in the recall.
Incidents/Injuries: One World Technologies has received 25 reports of the P113 charger overheating, resulting in reports of property damage to the charger and its surroundings such as workbenches, countertops and carpeting.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove any battery from the charger, stop using the recalled charger, unplug it and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement charger.
Sold at: Direct Tools Factory Outlet, The Home Depot and other retail stores nationwide and online at Homedepot.com from September 2007 to December 2009 individually and as part of a kit for between $30 and $270.
Importer: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Manufacturer: Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China