A series of batteries included in the solar power systems of thousands of Australian homes are being recalled.
A product recall by electronics firm LG has prompted plans for the consumer watchdog to contact customers amid fears they could be burned.
One person was injured due to faulty batteries, and there were nine examples of batteries causing property damage.
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The batteries were first recalled in February 2021, but more models were added to the recall in May of this year.
So far, about 2900 batteries have been removed from homes.
But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes about 5000 of the potentially deadly batteries may remain in homes.
Those customers will be contacted in the coming weeks, the authority said.
The batteries are branded as LG, SolaX, Opal, Redback, Red Earth, Eguana, and VARTA, according to the ACCC.
They were sold between April 2017 and September 2018.
People are encouraged to find out if their battery has been recalled by checking LG’s website.
“While we endeavor to reach as many affected households as possible over the coming weeks, please do not wait to be contacted,” said ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard.
“Check if your battery has been recalled and take action now.”