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A recall of certain rechargeable battery packs may impact some customers in West Virginia. Specifically, the company Denon recently recalled the HEOS 1 Go Pack because these packs can overheat. These dangerous products therefore pose burn and fire hazards.

These lithium-ion battery packs are rechargeable and are designed to be used for wireless speakers. The problematic battery packs are either white or black and are hexagon shaped. They each also feature blue LED lights along with a power button.

The Denon battery packs, which cost about $100 each, were sold online at Amazon.com and through Best Buy’s website, as well as at Best Buy and Brookstone stores. Consumers purchased the packs between May 2015 and June 2016. Customers have been instructed to quit using the battery packs and to get in touch with Denon for complementary replacement packs, including shipping.

Product makers are expected to ensure that their goods are safe to use before making them available to the public throughout the United States, including in the state of West Virginia. If their products end up causing harm to customers due to product defects, the injured customers may opt to file product liability claims against these manufacturers, pursing the reimbursement of financial damages. Financial damages awarded in cases involving dangerous products may help to cover medical expenses, the loss of wages and other costs stemming from the use of these hazardous products. A monetary damage award may also help to address pain and suffering as well as emotional distress caused by the ordeal.

Source: journalgazette.net, “Denon recalls HEOS 1 Go Pack rechargeable battery packs“, Sept. 21, 2016