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Product recalls on electrical equipment

For more information regarding product recalls relating to electrical equipment go to Product Safety Australia (external link).

Energy storage systems home batteries - LG battery recall

Certain LG batteries installed in home energy storage systems are being recalled nationally. This is due to a fault which can cause overheating and start a fire.

The recalled batteries have been installed as part of some home energy storage systems. These systems allow owners to store energy, usually generated by solar panels.

Product description

The recalled batteries have been installed in LG, SolaX and Opal home energy systems. They may also have been supplied individually as replacement batteries or in other systems with different brands.

The batteries currently under recall were supplied between 15 May 2017 and 30 December 2019. The recall may be expanded over time to include other LG batteries.

What are the defects?

The ESS Batteries may overheat and catch on fire.

What are the hazards?

If a battery overheats, it may cause a fire that can result in injury or death and/or damage to property. Incidents have occurred and caused damage to property.

What should consumers do?

It is important that consumers check whether they have a LG energy storage battery at their home and, if so, check whether it’s part of the recall.

Visit http://www.lgessbattery.com/au and follow the instructions to check whether your battery is included in the recall. You do this by searching the serial number. If you are unsure, contact the manufacturer.

  • For LG energy storage systems:
  • For LG S/A Gen2 ESS batteries or a SolaX X-Cabinet, Power Station or Opal Storage system containing a recalled battery:

While you wait for a replacement, it is strongly recommended that the battery be switched off to remove the safety risk. For information on how to switch off the battery, refer to the instruction manual for your energy storage system or contact the installer or manufacturer for advice.

The manufacturer may also be able to reduce the charge level of the battery as an interim measure while you wait for a replacement. Manufacturers have advised that this reduces the risk of overheating. The manufacturer will tell you if they can do this.

BMW Australia Ltd — MINI HV Wallbox Gen II with charging socket - Electric Vehicle Charger

Product description

MINI HV Wallbox Gen II with charging socket.
Wall charger for electric vehicle.

Affected unit has a charging socket and removable charging cable.

Part number 61 90 2 472 423 printed on the side label.

What are the defects?

The product does not comply with the Australian electrical safety standard.

The charging socket version fails to meet the certification and labelling requirements and the product is not certified for use in Australia.

What are the hazards?

Risk of electric shock or fire causing serious injury or death.

What should consumers do?

Please contact BMW Australia Ltd and affected consumers will be provided with a replacement unit that complies with the applicable safety standard. BMW will organise a licensed electrician to remove the non-complying unit and install the replacement Wallbox at no charge.

For further information, please contact the BMW Group Interaction Centre on 133 269 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm  AEST) email info@bmw.com.au or visit www.bmw.com.au

Updated: 25 Jul 2022

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