One World Technologies issued a voluntary recall of certain Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers in the U.S. and Canada because they have the potential to malfunction, posing a burn and fire risk to consumers.
To this date, the company has received 25 reports of the chargers overheating that have resulted in reports of property damage to the charger and surrounding items such as workbenches and countertops.
This recall involves Ryobi Model P113 dual chemistry battery chargers made to use with NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries. Model P113 chargers with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852, without a nine digit part number, are included in the recall.
Consumers are urged to remove any battery from the charger and to discontinue using it and contact the company for a free replacement. For more information the company can be reached at (800) 597-9624 or by visiting them online at www.ryobitools.com.