WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Panasonic cordless power tool battery packs

Units: About 64,000

Manufacturer: Panasonic Consumer Electronics, of Secaucus, N.J.

Hazard: Battery packs can detach from the power tool unexpectedly and strike the operator or bystander, resulting in injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Two reports of batteries detaching have been received. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Only battery packs manufactured between May 1, 2001 and Nov. 20, 2002, with model numbers EY9230, EY9136, EY9231, EY9200, EY9106 and EY9201 stamped on the top of the battery pack are included in this recall. The battery pack is black and yellow.
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