About 7,850 EC8 Power Cables from Goal Zero are being recalled. According to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the pins inside the connector on the power cord can deform and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Goal Zero has received four reports of the cable connected to the vehicle battery overheating, melting or catching on fire, some of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The item was sold at Bass Pro, REI and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Backcountry and GoalZero.com from March 2019 through December 2020 for between $25 and $50.
The recall involves only the 12-foot EC8 Extension cables (model 98201) and Male EC8 to Ring cables (model 98202) that are installed in vehicle integrations. The 12-foot EC8 Extension cable was sold individually and with the Car Charge Kit. This cable was used to connect Yeti power stations to either a Yeti Tank or a vehicle battery.
The Male EC8 to Ring cable was sold individually and with different Yeti Tanks. These cables are used to connect Yeti Tanks to Yeti power stations and are frequently coupled with the 12-foot EC8 Extension cable.
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Email: Productreplacement@goalzero.com or online at goalzero.com, click the link for “Notices & Recalls” located at the bottom of the page.