June 19, 2009
SmartSpark battery equalizers recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of SmartSpark battery equalizers due to a fire hazard.
The company has received one report of an equalizer overheating, which resulted in a fire. No injuries were reported, the commission said in a statement.About 800 of the BattEQ Battery Equalizers made by SmartSpark Energy Systems Inc., of Champaign, Ill, were sold nationwide from July 2006 through March 2009 for about $300.
The units are designed to extend the life of rechargeable batteries.
Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled equalizers and contact SmartSpark for a full refund.
Consumers can call 800-905-6137 for information.