Did you get a brand new battery-powered power tool for Christmas? If you did, pay attention to a recent product recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The federal agency announced a voluntary recall of the Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs. The battery pack is prone to unexpected explosions, according to the CPSC.
So far, there are reports of five exploding battery packs. Fortunately, none of the explosions caused injuries to consumers. The battery packs are compatible with cordless power tools, and they have “RAYOVAC” and “NI-CD” printed on them. The packs come in different shapes and sizes with voltages ranging from 2.4 to 18 volts. They fit Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil power tools.
The CPSC tells consumers to stop using the battery packs and remove them from their power tools immediately. BatteriesPlus was the exclusive retailer of the product, and consumers can contact them about a return and store credit. BatteriesPlus also sold them through their website, batteriesplus.com.
Do you have one of these potentially explosive battery packs in your power tools?
Approved by attorney David Schloss