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Lithium Ion Batteries Used in Residential Solar Energy Systems Recalled Due to Fire and Smoke Risk

By Burg Simpson
August 11, 2021
2 min read

On August 4, 2021, LG Energy Solution (LG) recalled about 10,000 of its LG Chem RESU 10H lithium ion energy storage batteries that are used to store energy captured from residential energy solar panel systems. The company has determined that the batteries can overheat, creating a risk of fire and harmful smoke. To date, LG has received at least five reports of the lithium storage batteries smoking and catching on fire. According to the company, these reported fires have resulted in property damage and at least one injury.

The recalled products have a serial number that begins with R1556P3. This serial number is located behind the battery’s access door. LG is instructing customers with recalled batteries to immediately contact LG Energy Solution Michigan to schedule a free replacement of the batteries and to arrange for temporary safety modifications to reduce the risk of overheating prior to their replacement. Additional information concerning the recall, including the companies contact information can be found here.

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If you or a loved one suffered personal injury or property damage due to one of the recalled batteries, call one of the Cincinnati products liability lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Ohio office today. Our experienced team of products liability attorneys has years of experience taking on the biggest manufacturers in the world. They know what it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 513-852-5600 to discuss your potential claim or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

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