BOOW LiFePO4 Leisure Battery sold via Amazon Recall

21 July 2023



Models affected

Model: EP-LIFP-1280Ah


Two versions of 12V 100Ah lithium deep cycle battery, one with a yellow label and one with a blue label. Both with identical markings and labelling apart from the background of the label.

The products present a serious risk of fire as a result of large inconsistencies in build quality and construction. The terminals were not sufficiently insulated or recessed to prevent accidental short circuiting, and the earthing arrangements were insufficient, presenting a risk of overheating and fire.

The blue product does not contain a battery management system nor have a fuse on the output. There was also no discharge cut-off voltage, making it possible for the battery to overcharge and overheat. The yellow product has poor internal construction with internal wires able to detach and short circuit across the battery and does not contain a battery management system.

The product also required improvements to marking, labelling and documentation.

The product does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.