After receiving 25 reports of the P113 charger overheating, One World Technologies, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be recalling more than 575,000 Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers in the United States. These chargers have been known to malfunction, posing both fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The recalled Ryobi model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers were designated for use with both NiCd and LiIon portable power tool batteries. In this recall, both green and grey battery chargers with “Ryobi” printed in white lettering will be included. On the bottom of the charger, the model number and date code can be found on the date plate with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731 and 0852. The chargers were manufactured in China.
Reports of property damage to the charger and its surroundings have occurred in some of the 25 overheating incidents One World Technologies has received.
From September 2007 to December 2009, the recalled battery chargers were sold nationwide for between $30 and $270 at Direct Tools Factory Outlet, The Home Depot and other retail stores and online.
One World Technologies and CPSC urge consumers that own the recalled battery chargers to immediately remove any battery from the charger, unplug it and contact One World Technologies for information on how to receive a free replacement charger.
The company can be reached toll-free at 800-597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.