Battery packs recalled on explosion hazard

By Michelle Langowski


Amarillo, TX - BatteriesPlus is recalling about 111,800 Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Pack after getting five reports of exploding batteries.

The company says the replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers. This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools.

"RAYOVAC," "NI-CD" and a part number beginning with "CTL" are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes.

They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil. Sold exclusively at BatteriesPlus stores nationwide between June 2008 and October 2011 for about $60.

Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools.
Contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit at (877) 856-3232 or www.batteriesplus.com