UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Battery Pack and Battery Charger with Counterfeit UL Marks
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The following is a notification from UL to consumers and retailers that 1) the Battery Pack identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and 2) the Battery Charger identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Neither the Battery Pack nor the Battery Charger comply with UL’s safety requirements and may pose a fire or shock hazard.
Name of Products: Battery Pack and Battery Charger
Identification of Battery Pack:
On the product: The battery pack bears a counterfeit UL Mark and the following:
12volt 3000mAh NIMH
Charge rate: 0.9amp.Never leave battery pack
unattended while charging.
Attention! Secure battery pack to robot away
from sharp corners, edges or screws.
(UL in a circle)
A photograph of the Battery Pack can be found at www.ul.com/newsroom.
Identification of Battery Charger:
On the product: The battery charger bears a counterfeit UL Mark and the following:
(For NIMH BATTERY Pack)
Output: DC16V — 0.9/1.8A
Caution: For use with 7.2-12V
NIMH Pack only
Indoor use only
C UL US
MADE IN CHINA
Photographs of the Battery Charger can be found at www.ul.com/newsroom.
Sold at: Known to be sold at Pitsco, Inc. in Pittsburg, KS – http://www.pitsco.com/store/ and may have been sold at other locations.
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Media Relations Manager, UL