BatteriesPlus Rayovac Replacement NiCd Tool Battery Recall

BatteriesPlus is recalling about 111,800 replacement power tool batteries due to the risk of an unexpected explosion. There were five incidents reported, with no injuries.

These batteries have been marketed at BatteriesPlus spots and on the internet and ranged from 2.4V to 18V in sizes and variations to suit several brands’ energy tools: dark and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil. … Continue Reading


Target LED Flashlights Pose Fire & Burn Hazard

Target has voluntarily recalled 55,000 6-piece LED flashlight sets due to a fire and burn hazard. It has been reported that, when turned on, these flashlights can heat up to the point of smoking or melting. Thus far there have been four incidents, including two minor burn hand injuries.

These sets have been priced at $10 and have been marketed from Oct 2010 by method of Dec 2011. … Continue Reading