The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Panasonic Consumer Electronics (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.) have recalled about 64,000 Panasonic cordless power tool battery packs.
The battery packs can detach from the power tool unexpectedly and strike the operator or bystander, resulting in injuries. Two reports of batteries detaching have been received, but no injuries have been reported.
Consumers have been advised to stop using recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The recall includes battery packs manufactured between May 1, 2001 and Nov. 20, 2002, with model numbers EY9230, EY9136, EY9231, EY9200, EY9106, and EY9201 stamped on the top. The recalled products, which were manufactured in Mexico, are black and yellow.
The battery packs were sold at home improvement, hardware, and mail order outlets nationwide. They were sold in the Panasonic Cordless Power Tool kit and separately as an accessory pack and replacement battery for the power tools.
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