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