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Lenmar Enterprises Recalls
Rechargeable Batteries

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

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 1/12/2010


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Front and Back of Recalled Batteries

Front and Back of Recalled Batteries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Lenmar.com.

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 cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to cpsc.gov/cpsclist. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at cpsc.gov.

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