Geomangear.com, the US distributor of Magicshine LED lights has issued in November 2010 a recall of the batteries. Owners of the batteries are encouraged to stop using them and to contact Geomangear.com for further advice.
Geomangear.com has sent out the following notice:
Geomangear temporarily has stopped selling Magicshine light sets due to our concerns regarding the safety, quality, and performance of Magicshineâ€™s lithium-ion battery packs sold by Geomangear between July 2009 and November 2010. We have determined that these Magicshine battery packs do not meet Geomangearâ€™s high expectations regarding product safety, quality, and performance. We have notified both the manufacturer of Magicshine light sets and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission that Geomangear intends to voluntarily recall all Magicshine battery packs sold by Geomangear.
We are actively working with the Safety Commission, outside engineering consultants, and a new battery pack supplier to evaluate product recall options for our customers. Geomangear will provide recall information and instructions directly to our affected customers after our final corrective action plan has been approved by the Safety Commission.
If you bought a Magicshine light set from us between June 2009 and November 2010, please discontinue using your light set until we are able to provide you with an upgraded replacement battery pack. Despite our best efforts, this process will take some time, and we ask for your patience. You can rest assured that Geomangear has taken, and will continue to take, appropriate steps to protect the safety of our customers, and we will stand behind our products. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your continued loyalty and support during this unprecedented situation our company is facing.
Thanks to Bikerumor for the heads-up on this recall.