Bicycle light sets recalled

On April 19, 2011 Lithium-ion Batteries used with Magicshine Bicycle Light Sets have been jointly recalled with Datseplots, Inc., Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves Magicshine Series I and Series II lithium-ion batteries.

The batteries were sold with bicycle light sets with the following models: Magicshine 900 Lumen (MJ-808), 1400 Lumen (MJ-816) and Tail light (MJ-818). The model number can be found on the product packaging. The batteries were also sold individually.

The Series I battery comes in a nylon pack enclosure. The Series II battery comes in an aluminum pack enclosure inserted into a fabric sleeve. The Magicshine logo is on the sleeve covering of the Series II battery.

What is the danger?

The battery pack can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Datseplots, Inc. has received three reports of the batteries overheating and causing minor fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Neither Datseplots, Inc. nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada as related to this product.

What should I do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries.

The company is notifying all known customers. People who have purchased the recalled batteries from GeoManGear and have not been contacted should visit the Magicshine recall website to register to receive a free replacement battery.

For more information, consumers may visit the Geomangear website or contact the company by e-mail at moc.raegnamoeg|llacer#moc.raegnamoeg|llacer.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 1,500 of the recalled bicycle light sets were sold online and at a select number of retailers in Canada.

In the United States, approximately 16,600 units were sold.

These recalled products were sold from June 2009 to November 2010 in Canada and in the United States.

These bicycle light sets were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Shenzhen Minjun Electronic Co. dba Magicshine of Guangdong, China. The distributor is Datseplots Inc. dba GeoManGear of Denver, Colorado.