Thousands of defective, China-manufactured, <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.
The agencies urge consumer to stop using the recalled batteries immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
About 16,000 defective Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights were recalled in the United States. Another 1,500 were recalled in Canada.
The recalled Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights were manufactured by Shenzhen Minjun Electronic Co. Ltd., doing business as (dba) Magicshine, of Guangdong, China; distributed by Datseplots Inc., dba GeoManGear, of Denver, Colorado; and sold at GeoManGear’s website from June 2009 through November 2010 for between $40 and $130.
The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To date, the company has received three reports of batteries overheating and causing minor fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The agencies advise that 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. GeoManGear’s can be reached at its website at www.geomangear.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.