[News]LG batteries recalled because they may overheat and start a fire
A battery used for residential solar energy storage has been recalled after overheating and starting fires.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, LG Energy Solution has recalled about 10,000 of the lithium-ion storage batteries that were installed as part of a residential energy solar panel system. This is in addition to 1,815 batteries that were recalled last year.
“The firm has received five reports of the lithium storage batteries smoking and catching on fire, resulting in property damage and one injury.”
The item recalled is:
- LG Chem Model RESU 10H lithium-ion storage batteries that are wall-mounted and measure about 29 by 36 by 8 inches. They weigh roughly 220 pounds. The LG logo is located on the top left side of the front panel. The serial number of the recalled product begins with R15563P3 and is located behind the access door of the RESU home battery.
The batteries were sold by distributors of solar energy storage systems nationwide, including, but not limited to Sunrun, AEE Solar, Baywa, CED, Krannich, Independent Electric Supply, and Inter Island Solar Supply from January 2017 through April 2019 for about $8,000.
Battery owners can get a free replacement from LG Energy Solution Michigan. The company also will arrange for modifications to recalled batteries that are connected online to reduce the risk of overheating until they can be replaced with new batteries.
For more information, contact LG Energy Solution Michigan at 888-737-8104 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an email to RESUservice@lgensol.com, or online at www.lgessbattery.com/us or https://www.lgessbattery.com/us/main/main.lg and click on “Battery Recall: Free Replacement Campaign.”