Modular Robotics Recalls Rechargeable Battery Packs Due to Burn Hazard

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:00AM

Name of product: Rechargeable battery packs Hazard:

The rechargeable battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace Recall date: April 30, 2020 Units: About 2,400 Consumer Contact:

Modular Robotics toll-free 24 hour hotline at 877-233-6859, or visit the firm's website at www.dexterindustries.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details Description:

This battery pack was sold individually, and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. It is a 9.6V 2000Ah NiMH battery pack with Max Charge Current 2A and is wrapped in black plastic. "Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack" is printed on a white label on the battery pack.

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs, contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Safely dispose of the defective product by following local laws for disposal of the batteries.

Incidents/Injuries:

Modular Robotics has received four reports of the rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Online at Dexterindustries.com from March 2018 through January 2020 for about $38.

Importer(s):

Modular Robotics Inc., of Boulder, Colo. and Dexter Industries, of Restin, W.V.

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