SmartSpark Energy Systems Recalls Battery Equalizers Due to Fire Hazard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2009 Release # 09-249
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.
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
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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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