One World Technologies is recalling Ryobi P113 dual chemistry battery chargers – about 578,000 in the United States and 49,000 in Canada.
One World Technologies has received 25 reports of the P113 charger overheating, resulting in damage to the charger and its surroundings such as workbenches, countertops, and carpeting.
The Ryobi model P113 battery charger is designed for use with NiCd and Li-Ion portable power tool batteries.
Battery chargers included in this recall are green and grey and have “Ryobi” printed in white lettering on the front of the charger. The model number and date code can be found on the data plate on the bottom of the charger. Model P113 chargers with year/week (YY/WW) date codes between 0731-0852, without a nine-digit part number, are included in the recall.
Made in China, the battery chargers were sold at Direct Tools Factory Outlet, The Home Depot, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Homedepot.com from September 2007 to December 2009 individually and as part of a kit for between $30 and $270.
Consumers should immediately remove any battery from the charger, stop using the recalled charger, unplug it, and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement charger, the company and commission advise.
For more information, call One World Technologies 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 details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.