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Safety Alert

RNG Recalls 100-Watt Bendable Solar Panels 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: 100-watt bendable solar panels

Hazard: The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: RNG at 800-330-8678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Saturday, email customerservice@renogy.com, or online at www.renogy.com and click on Support for more information.

Units: About 1,500 (in addition, about 20 solar panels were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Renogy brand 100-watt bendable solar panels. The recalled solar panels are black plastic sheets about 41 inches long by about 21 inches wide by about 1/8 inch thick. Model number RNG-100DB is on the top of the panel, either on the front or back.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of the solar panels overheating, including three reports of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled solar panels and return them to RNG for free replacements.

Sold at: Online at Amazon.com, eBay.com and Renogy-store.com from May 2015 through October 2015 for about $300.

Importer: RNG Group Inc., of Ontario, Calif.

Manufactured in: Thailand