Modular Robotics Recalls Rechargeable Battery Packs Due to Burn Hazard



This battery pack was sold individually, and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. It 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.
Product:
Rechargeable battery packsAbout 2,400
Retailer:
Online at Dexterindustries.com from March 2018 through January 2020 for about $38.
Recall Date:    Apr 30, 2020
Injury:
Modular Robotics has received four reports of the rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Mfg Country:
China
Importer:
Modular Robotics Inc., of Boulder, Colo. and Dexter Industries, of Restin, W.V.
Recall ID:    8807
Last Published:    Apr 30, 2020
Official Site:    Link

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Emert Number:    20115
Emert Status:    Announced