Firewood, of Wellesley, Mass., recalled about 400 of the Firewood 4 vaporizers after 1 report of an electrical short-circuit that allowed the vaporizer’s lithium-ion battery to vent and catch on fire.
No injuries were reported, but the problem poses a safety hazard. Firewood is asking consumers to immediately stop using the vapes.
Firewood 4 vaporizers were sold exclusively at Firewoodvapes.com from October 2016 through June 2017 for between $135 and $185.
According to Firewood’s recall:
There is a risk of an electrical short between the positive and negative terminals of the battery which can cause the battery to catastrophically vent and catch fire, which could cause injury or damage to property.”
The vaporizers measure 2 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches tall x 7/8 inches thick and have a sliding battery compartment cover. The body and battery cover of the vaporizers are wooden and were sold finished or unfinished. The Firewood logo is printed on the bottom of the vapes.
Firewood will provide consumers with a return mailing label to send the vaporizer back to Firewood for a free repair.
Each device will be inspected to make sure there is an adequate gap between the top of the battery case and the battery positive terminal wire lead. If the gap is too small, it will be reworked to at least 1mm and filled with epoxy.
For more information, consumers can contact Firewood at 781-738-3838 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.FirewoodVapes.com and click on “Safety Recall.”