Aug. 31, 2012—BatteriesPlus recalled Rayovac’s NI-CD and NI-MH battery packs for cordless tools, because the batteries might explode during normal use and would pose an injury hazard to consumers.
This recall involves all Rayovac replacement battery packs that are used with cordless power tools and have part numbers that begin with CTL, NI-CD, NI-MH or Rayovac. The part number is printed in white on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages that range from 2.4 volts to 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black & Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Lincoln Industrial, Makita, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil. BatteriesPlus’s original recall was announced in December 2011.
The recalled products were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and at batteriesplus.com from June 2008 through July 2012. BatteriesPlus received three additional reports since the 2011 recall, including a report of a finger injury. Consumers should stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.
For more information, call BatteriesPlus at 877/856-3232 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT or go to batteriesplus.com.