Lithium-Ion Batteries Used with Bicycle Lights Recalled by GeoManGear Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 19, 2011.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights

Units: About 20,000

Distributor: Datseplots Inc., dba GeoManGear, of Denver, Colo.

Manufacturer: Shenzhen Minjun Electronic Co. Ltd., dba Magicshine, of Guangdong, China

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received three reports of batteries overheating and causing minor fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Magicshine Series I and Series II lithium-ion batteries. The batteries were sold with bicycle light sets with the following models: Magicshine 900 Lumen (MJ-808), 1400 Lumen (MJ-816) and Tail light (MJ818). The batteries were also sold separately. The Series I battery comes in a nylon pack enclosure and the Series II in an aluminum pack enclosure inserted into a fabric sleeve. The model number is found on the product packaging. The Magicshine logo is found on the sleeve covering of the Series II battery.

Sold at: GeoManGear’s website from June 2009 through November 2010 for between $40 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries. The company is notifying all known consumers. Consumers who have purchased the recalled batteries from GeoManGear and have not been contacted should visit www.MagicshineBatteryRecall.com to register to receive a free replacement battery.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit GeoManGear’s website at www.geomangear.com or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Picture of recalled Series I lithium ion battery

SERIES I Lithium Ion Battery

Picture of recalled Series II lithium ion battery

SERIES II Lithium Ion Battery

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov