Battery Packs Recalled for Explosion Hazard

By Peter DePaolis

Explosion hazard attorney David Schloss

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,

Do you have one of these potentially explosive battery packs in your power tools? Call our office today to learn more.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Approved by attorney David Schloss

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.