**** Recall via Health Canada
Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs recalled due to burn hazard
Common name: 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.
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.