Goal Zero recalled its line of battery packs known as Sherpa brand after it was discovered that the battery pack can overheat, bulge and overcharge resulting in melting of pack’s enclosure. Due to overheating fault, there was a risk of fire hazard and property damage.
The problem of battery packs
The decision was made after three cases were reported due to overheating of the battery packs. In one incident overheating resulted in the fire and other two cases, resulted in property damage. There was a complaint from one consumer who became ill after inhaling fumes coming out of an overheated battery pack. As many as 10,000 battery packs in the U.S. and 110 battery packs in Canada are recalled.
Battery packs information
Sherpa brand battery packs are sold 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs. The batteries are used to charge laptops, tablets, cellphones and other devices. It can be plugged into an attachable solar panel or an A/C wall outlet for recharging. The battery packs were sold online at Goalzero.com and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) from March 2010 through November 2013.
Recall of utility vehicle doors
In another case, Pro Armor’s Polaris RZR 800 and RZR 900 utility vehicle doors were recalled due to the problem of latch pin. There was a problem of disengagement of latch pin from the latch resulting in unlocking of doors. It posed a great threat as opening of the door while the vehicle is moving can hurt a rider or lead to laceration problems. There were 23 cases reported of the latch pin disengaging. As of now, no fatalities were reported. Pro Armor has recalled about 300 utility vehicle doors.
Utility doors information
Pro Armor utility vehicle doors were sold as accessories from 2010 through 2014. The silver latch has a black locking mechanism that works as an attachment between the doors handle and vehicle frame.