Legal news for product liability attorneys. Rechargeable batteries sold for cordless phones can overheat and pose burn/fire hazard.

CPSC alerts product liability lawyers- Lenmar recalls rechargeable batteries.

Camarillo, CA—Rechargeable batteries sold for cordless phones were voluntarily recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Lenmar Enterprises, after they discovered that the batteries could overheat. Consumers are advised to discontinue use immediately, as reported by the CPSC.

The manufacturer, Great Power Battery Co., of China, reportedly made the products, which poses a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers. So far there has been six reports of batteries overheating, which can deform the phones in which the batteries are installed. No injuries have been reported at this time. The rechargeable batteries with the model number CB0217 2.4 volt 1500 mAh NiMH, are involved in the recall. Only the batteries with the date code of 0809 are affected by the recall. The date code is located on the back of the battery. The recalled batteries were sold as replacement batteries for the following phones:

• AT&T: 2401, 2462, 5840, E2562

• Motorola: MD60, MD671, MD680, MD681

• Qwest: QW-2422, QW-2652

• V-Tech: 2420, 2422

The recalled batteries were sold nationwide at electronic product distributors and retailers. Consumers can contact Lenmar for a free replacement at (800) 424-2703 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or you can visit the Lenmar’s Web site at

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.