Rechargeable Battery Packs Recalled for Burn Hazard

Recall Details

Name of product:
Rechargeable battery packs
Hazard:
The rechargeable battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
April 30, 2020
Units:
About 2,400
Description:
This battery pack was sold individually, and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. It is a 9.6V 2000Ah NiMH battery pack with Max Charge Current 2A and is wrapped in black plastic. “Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack” is printed on a white label on the battery pack.
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs, contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Safely dispose of the defective product by following local laws for disposal of the batteries.
Incidents/Injuries:
Modular Robotics has received four reports of the rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At:
Online at Dexterindustries.com from March 2018 through January 2020 for about $38.
Importer(s):
Modular Robotics Inc., of Boulder, Colo. and Dexter Industries, of Restin, W.V.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
20-115
 
See the full FDA report here.
As published by HealthyExaminer.com