Consumer product recall

Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs recalled due to burn hazard

Starting date:
June 5, 2020
Posting date:
June 5, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73227

Last updated: 2020-06-05

Summary

  • Product:
    Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs.
  • Issue:
    The rechargeable battery pack can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs and contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Consumers should safely dispose of the defective product by following local municipal waste requirements for the disposal of batteries. 

Affected products

Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs

Product description

This voluntary recall involves Dexter Industries rechargeable battery packs.The battery pack was sold individually and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. The affected product 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.

Hazard identified

The rechargeable battery pack can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

As of May 27, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 102 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2018 to January 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor

Modular Robotics Inc.

Boulder

Colorado

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Shenzhen Kamcy New Energy Products Co

Shenzhen

CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs and contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Consumers should safely dispose of the defective product by following local municipal waste requirements for the disposal of batteries.

For more information, consumers may contact Modular Robotics toll-free 24-hour hotline at 1-877-233-6859 or visit the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products that pose a danger to human health or safety from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents or concerns related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.