On February 3, Eastwood Co. announced a recall of its Rockwood multi-function portable power packs with lithium ion batteries and cables, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. Two cases of the battery packs bursting and emitting black smoke have been reported to the company, although no serious injuries occurred. Additional damages included destroyed carpets and black marks on the wall.
Five hundred units of the power packs were affected by the recall. The product has a black plastic cover, and the “Rockwood” label can be seen on top. The defective battery pack measures 6″ long by 3″ wide by 1″ tall, and the item number is 30554.
Consumers are encouraged to stop using the faulty power packs right away. The company will issue a full refund when the product is returned.
If you are planning to file a case against the negligent manufacturers behind this extremely defective product, please consult with our product liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn how a legal team can help you. Call our Wisconsin offices today at (414) 271-0900.