A proposed recall notice has been issued in addition to the safety warning notice which warns consumers of fire risks with recalled LG solar lithium-ion batteries. This is a formal step towards a compulsory recall, and highlights the serious risk posed. The batteries are installed in solar energy systems across the country.
Owners of the recalled refrigerator should turn it off immediately. This includes owners who have had their double door refrigerator repaired under this recall. Contact Electrolux to arrange for a refund or replacement product.
Consumers are being urged to check their solar energy storage systems for unsafe LG solar batteries, after the Assistant Treasurer today issued a proposed recall notice for specified LG solar storage batteries, which can overheat and catch fire without warning.
The Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Stephen Jones, has today issued a national safety warning notice to warn consumers of fire risks associated with recalled LG solar lithium-ion batteries which are installed in solar energy systems across the country.
The ACCC is warning consumers about rare but serious fire hazards from lithium-ion batteries and is asking consumers to choose, check, use and dispose of the batteries safely, in its latest report published today.