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Lithium-Ion Batteries
Used with Bicycle Lights Recalled

The company has received three reports of batteries overheating and causing minor fires and property damage

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 6/2/2011

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Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights

Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 16,600 in the United States and 1,500 in Canada

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 MagicshineBatteryRecall.com to register to receive a free replacement battery.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit GeoManGear's website at geomangear.com or send an e-mail to recall@geomangear.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on saferproducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: saferproducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to cpsc.gov/cpsclist.

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