The top and bottom of the internal inverter boards of the power stations can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall involves Klein Tools and Blackfire portable rechargeable power stations with lithium-ion batteries.
The portable power charging stations deliver up to 1500W of AC power. They contain a built-in 983Wh lithium-ion battery pack. The power stations have four 120V outlets, six USB ports and a 12V car port. The model names PAC1000 (Blackfire) and KTB1000 (Klein Tools) can be found on the label located at the rear of the power station. The power stations are orange and black with “Klein Tools” on the front in white lettering.
Klein Tools received four reports of overheating.
Name of Product: Portable Rechargeable Power Stations
Recall Date: December 21, 2023
Recall Number: 24-067
Hazard: The top and bottom of the internal inverter boards of the power stations can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Sold At: Industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November 2021 through November 2023 for about $1,300.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Blackfire and Klein Tools power stations and return the recalled Blackfire and Klein Tools power stations to their original place of purchase. Klein Tools is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Units: About 3,800 (In addition, about 164 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Directions and Contact
What Do I Do if My Product is Recalled?
Klein Tools at 800-527-3099 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.kleintools.com/recall/ktb1000 for Klein Tools power stations or www.blackfire.com/recall/pac1000 for Blackfire power stations, or by visiting www.kleintools.com or www.blackfire.com and clicking “Safety Recalls” at the top of the page for more information.
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