Lester Electrical recalls Links Series chargers due to fire and burn hazards.
June 28th, 2018
Links Series chargers models 28080, 28090 and 28100
The case could be black or aluminum.
Hazard: The control board can fail and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Lester Electrical to receive a free replacement control board or schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Lester Electrical at 800-295-2086 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.lesterelectrical.com and click on “Service & Support” and then “Links Series and E-Series II Field Action” for more
Units: About 19,000
Description: This recall involves Links Series chargers with model numbers 28080, 28090 or 28100. The chargers are used with golf carts. The recalled chargers are black or aluminum and measure approximately 11inches long by 8 ¾ inches wide by 9 ½ inches. “Lester Electrical” and “Links Series” are printed on the front of the recalled chargers along with a picture of a golfer. The recalled chargers were manufactured between week 29 of 2014 and week 48 of 2016. The date code is embedded in the serial number as the first four digits with the first and second digits representing the week and the third and fourth digits representing the year. The serial and model numbers are printed on the ratings label on the back of the charger.
Model Numbers Serial Number Range
28080 2914XXXXX through 4816XXXXX
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of failed control boards that showed signs of overheating or burning. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Direct from Lester Electrical and distributors and online through Lester Electrical distributors and dealers at www.GolfCartGarage.com from July 2014 through November 2016 for about $400.
Manufacturer: Lester Electrical, of Lincoln, Neb.
Manufactured in: U.S.
Example ratings label found on back of charger.
Model number location on ratings label:
Serial number location on ratings label
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