Lenmar Enterprises Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold for Cordless Phones Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 12, 2010.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries for Cordless Phones

Units: About 1,400

Importer: Lenmar Enterprises, of Camarillo, Calif.

Manufacturer: Great Power Battery Co., of China

Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of batteries overheating, resulting in deformation of phones. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the rechargeable batteries with the model number CB0217 2.4 volt 1500 mAh NiMH. Only batteries with date code 0809 are affected by this recall. The date code can be found on the back of the battery. The batteries were sold as replacement batteries for the following phones:

AT&T Motorola Qwest V-Tech
2401 BY03L QW-2422 2420
2462 MD60 QW-2652 2422
5840 MD671
E2562 MD680
MD681

Sold to: Electrical product distributors and retailers nationwide and at Lenmar.com from July 2009 through August 2009 for about $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Lenmar to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Lenmar at (800) 424-2703 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.Lenmar.com

 

Source:  cpsc.gov