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LG Chem supplied batteries to an energy storage facility

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LG Chem recalls home battery systems: The South Korean tech giant is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the review after the organization got reports of five flames with its battery frameworks. It caused restricted property harm and no wounds, as indicated by a review notice seen by Bloomberg.

LG Energy Solution Co., framed for the current month after LG moved to separate its energy storage and electric-vehicle battery business. It is working with related organizations to decide the reason, it said in a messaged explanation. The review is deliberate and clients will be offered free substitutions of certain batteries as a preemptive measure, the organization said.

The affected units were sold by different wholesalers of sunlight based energy frameworks including Sunrun Inc. from January 2017 through March 2019, the review notice said. Cells in units being reviewed are in danger of overheating, as per the notification.


“We have just begun proactively supplanting batteries affected by the review and have credited clients for the short personal time,” Sunrun representative Wyatt Semanek in an email.

The review comes when numerous sun powered installers are offering batteries as a feature of their frameworks. Numerous property holders currently look for reinforcement capacity to shield themselves from electrical blackouts because of tropical storms, outrageous warmth or the danger of fierce blazes.

LG Chem provided batteries to an energy storeroom claimed by an Arizona Public Service utility that detonated a year ago and caused a few wounds. The utility said the fire was brought about by a damaged cell. LG Chem questioned those discoveries.