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SmartSpark Energy Systems BattEQ Battery Equalizers

Description: SmartSpark Energy Systems Recalls Battery Equalizers Due to Fire Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2009 Release # 09-249 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 905-6137 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 SmartSpark Energy Systems Recalls Battery Equalizers Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: BattEQ Battery Equalizers Units: About 800 Manufacturer: SmartSpark Energy Systems Inc., of Champaign, Ill. Hazard: The recalled equalizers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an equalizer that overheated which resulted in fire that caused damage to the equalizer and batteries. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled battery equalizers are charge balancing devices designed to increase the performance and longevity of rechargeable batteries. Sold at: Authorized distributors and retailers from July 2006 through March 2009 for about $300. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled battery equalizers and contact SmartSpark for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SmartSpark at (800) 905-6137 anytime Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.batteq.com [Source]

SmartSpark Energy Systems BattEQ Battery Equalizers Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date06/18/2009
Recall ID5342
Recall Number09249
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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