BattEQ Battery Equalizers Can Overheat, Cause Fires and Burns

About 800 <"">BattEQ Battery Equalizers are being recalled because they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The recalled battery equalizers are charge balancing devices designed to increase the performance and longevity of rechargeable batteries. They were manufactured by SmartSpark Energy Systems Inc., of Champaign, Ill., and sold through authorized distributors and retailers from July 2006 through March 2009 for about $300.

According to the recall notice, SmartSpark Energy Systems 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.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled battery equalizers and contact SmartSpark for a full refund. For additional information, contact SmartSpark at (800) 905-6137 anytime Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

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