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Ryobi Battery Pack Recall Issued After Overheating Reports

  • Written by: Russell Maas
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About 56,400 Ryobi rechargeable battery packs have been recalled due to reports that suggest they may overheat and possibly burst while on the charger, posing a risk of fires and a potential burn hazard for consumers. 

A Lithium 18V 4Ah Battery Pack recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 26, after One World Technologies received at least four reports of the battery packs overheating and causing minor damage to property. To date, no injuries to consumers have been reported.

The recall consists of Ryobi Lithium 18 volt 4Ah battery packs with the model number P108 and part number 130429028, which can be located on the data plate beneath the pack. The packs were sold in green, black and silver with the lettering “Ryobi” and “Lithium+18V” written in white on both sides of the base.

Roughly 54,200 recalled Ryobi battery packs were sold in the United States and 2,200 in Canada.

The battery packs were manufactured in China by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. and imported by One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson South Carolina. The battery packs were sold at Home Depot stores and online at www.Homedepot.com and other retailers from September 2012 to December 2012 for about $99.

The same manufacturer was linked to a Homelite and Expert Gardener Electric Blower Vacuums recall that affected 385,000 units sold at Walmart and Home Depot. The blowers were recalled because objects sucked into their vacuum could shoot through the collection bag and potentially injure the user or bystanders.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the battery packs immediately and to remove the battery from the charger to prevent possible overheating. Consumers should contact One World Technologies at (800) 597-9624 or visit them online at www.ryobitools.com for instructions to return and repair the battery packs free of charge.

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7 comments

  1. Mike Reply

    How about a recall on the 48 volt Ryobi lawnmower batteries and charger. In 3 years I’ve had two batteries nearly explode in my garage! #3 batteries is not going to happen….so much for my foray into “green” lawn tools.

  2. Waz Reply

    There well could be a problem in Australia also. My battery charger for some reason, decided to give the ghost after 20 only months of hardly any work and attempting to catch fire at my work station. luckily I was there at the time and noticed a rancid smell of its guts being cooked. It was very hot to touch, but luckily, the battery was still okay.

  3. Frank Reply

    Battery P108 4Ah overheated and melted one contact on the battery and melted one contact in my string trimmer today 5/31/16.my melted P2006 string trimmer does not work with another battery–one trimmer toasted,The battery P/N IS 130429075,and is not the battery pn on the recall list .

  4. Mark Reply

    Multiple 4 AH Lithium Ion 18 volt batteries melted at connectors when used with Ryobi angle grinders; both the blue; and yellow. Thermal protection?…Yeah, right! Brushes and internal wiring damaged also. Using flap wheels, 4 1/2 inch on steel. Expensive; disappointment. Replaced brushes and contacts with OE parts; keeps failing. Among the best disposable tools out there. Stinky smoke.

  5. Ken Reply

    Same deal 75 battery not on the recall list I melted The terminals on 2 batteries in my foreign half inch angle grinder using cut wheels cutting sheet metal But apparently they won’t exchange them

  6. Robert Reply

    I currently have 4 batteries P108 that are melted. Specifically the positive+ terminals are melted. When used with drill and driver they were great. When used with grinder or circular saw they became so hot that they melted themselves inside of tool. I would appreciate Ryobi stepping up as I have invested in a lot of their products as well as recommended Ryobi to many others.

  7. Miguel Reply

    I was using my angled grinder for less than 20 minutes when I noticed the handle was getting hot so I checked the battery power indicator and only had one bar so I figured I would give it a rest and charge it. When I pulled out the battery I felt a burning sensation on my left hand and noticed that green plastic strings were on my hand. My battery pack had melted and burned slightly at the metal connections. My Ryobi battery is a P108 and also like Frank’s comments on May 31, 2016 my part number also ends in 75. Part No# 130429075

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