Modular Robotics Recalls Rechargeable Battery Packs Due to Burn Hazard:

Recall Date: April 30, 2020
Recall Number: 20-115

Recall Summary
Name of product:
Rechargeable battery packs

The rechargeable battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the rechargeable battery packs, contact Modular Robotics for a free replacement battery pack. Safely dispose of the defective product by following local laws for disposal of the batteries.

Consumer Contact:
Modular Robotics toll-free 24 hour hotline at 877-233-6859, or visit the firm’s website at and click on Recall for more information.

Pictures (and more info) available here:

Recall Details
About 2,400

This battery pack was sold individually, and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. It is a 9.6V 2000Ah NiMH battery pack with Max Charge Current 2A and is wrapped in black plastic. “Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Pack” is printed on a white label on the battery pack.

Modular Robotics has received four reports of the rechargeable battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Online at from March 2018 through January 2020 for about $38.

Modular Robotics Inc., of Boulder, Colo. and Dexter Industries, of Restin, W.V.

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