The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
remind the public of a recent, voluntary
product recall involving One World Technologies' Ryobi Battery Chargers due to associated,
fire and burn hazards. This voluntary product recall was instituted in
conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety
CPSC reminds the public that they should immediately discontinue the use
of this product unless otherwise instructed, and bear in mind that it
is a federal offense to resell or otherwise attempt to resell a consumer
product that has been recalled.
Specifically, this product recall involves the Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry
Battery Chargers. The
product defect associated with these various chargers involves a mechanical malfunction,
which leads to arc fault, thereby posing fire and burn injury hazards
to the public.
There are approximately 578,000 such units currently in distribution within
the continental United States and another 49,000 in Canada.
These Ryobi model P113, dual chemistry battery chargers are designed primarily
for use in conjunction with NiCd and Li-Ion portable, power-tool batteries.
For product identification purposes, the battery chargers related to the
subject recall are grey and greenish in color and contain the word, "Ryobi"
in white letters on the front portion of the charger.
The model numbers are located on the unit's data plate, which can be
found located on the charger's bottom portion. Lastly, model P113
chargers with year and week designation (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852
(note - without a nine digit part number) are included in this product recall.
One World Technologies is already in receipt of approximately twenty-five
(25) reports from the field of this P113 charger overheating - resulting
in reports of extensive property damage.
Consumers should remove any battery from its charger and stop using this
recalled product immediately. These chargers were sold at Home Depot and
various other, similar such retailers nationally and additionally online at
homedepot.com. The retail dates range from from September of 2007 to approximately December
of 2009 (these units were both sold individually and also as a part of
a "kit" for between $30 and $270. These chargers were imported
by One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, South Carolina and manufactured
by Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China.
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