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Safety Alert

Eastwood Recalls Multi-Function Power Packs Due to Fire Hazard

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: Rockwood Multi-function power packs

Hazard: The power packs' lithium ion batteries can burst during charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Eastwood Co. at 800-345-1178 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.eastwood.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 500

Description: This recall involves Rockwood portable power packs with lithium ion batteries and cables. They are used to charge a variety of electronic devices and car batteries and have a recessed LED flashlight. The power packs have a black plastic cover with "Rockwood" printed in white on the top. They measure about 6 inches long, 3 inches wide and 1 inch tall. A yellow and white danger label is on the bottom. Item number 30554 is printed on the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of the battery packs' lithium ion batteries bursting during charging and emitting black smoke, damaging carpet and leaving a black mark on a wall. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power packs and return them to Eastwood for a full refund.

Sold at: Eastwood stores in Chicago, Parma, Ohio and Pottstown, Pa., in Eastwood's catalog and online at www.eastwood.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2015 for between $50 and $110.

Importer: Easthill Group Inc., dba Eastwood Co., of Pottstown, Pa.

Distributor: Easthill Group Inc., dba Eastwood Co., of Pottstown, Pa.

Manufactured in: China