The Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs are being recalled due to the fact that they can short circuit, causing them to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 2,400 units were sold between March 2018 and January 2020. The majority of units were sold directly from www.dexterindustries.com. They were sold individually, and also within GoPiGo and BrickPi Classroom Kits.
The Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack is a 9.6 200Ah NiMH battery pack with Max Charge Current 2A and is wrapped in black plastic. “Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack” is printed on a white label on the battery pack.
Modular Robotics has received four reports of rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.
What Should You Do? Consumers should stop using the Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs, contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack, and then safely dispose of the defective product by following local laws for the disposal of the batteries.