|April 19, 2011
Lithium-Ion Batteries Used with Bicycle Lights Recalled by GeoManGear Due to Fire Hazard
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 www.MagicshineBatteryRecall.com to register to receive a free replacement battery.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit GeoManGear's website at www.geomangear.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1308
SERIES I Lithium Ion Battery
SERIES II Lithium Ion Battery
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