Lithium-Ion Batteries Recalled by GeoManGear

Series 1 Lithium Ion Battery. (Image credit: CPSC.)

About 16,600 Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights in the United States, and 1,500 in Canada, were recalled voluntarily by Datseplots Inc., dba GeoManGear, of Denver, Colo. in cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada.

Manufacturer: Shenzhen Minjun Electronic Co. Ltd., dba Magicshine, of Guangdong, China

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received three reports of batteries overheating and causing minor fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Magicshine Series I and Series II lithium-ion batteries. The batteries were sold with bicycle light sets with the following models: Magicshine 900 Lumen (MJ-808), 1400 Lumen (MJ-816) and Tail light (MJ818). The batteries were also sold separately. The Series I battery comes in a nylon pack enclosure and the Series II in an aluminum pack enclosure inserted into a fabric sleeve. The model number is found on the product packaging. The Magicshine logo is found on the sleeve covering of the Series II battery.

Series II Lithium Ion Battery. (Image credit: CPSC.)

Sold at: GeoManGear's website from June 2009 through November 2010 for between $40 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries. The company is notifying all known consumers. Consumers who have purchased the recalled batteries from GeoManGear and have not been contacted should visit to register to receive a free replacement battery.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit GeoManGear's website at or send an e-mail to

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