About 4,200 rechargeable battery packs, imported by ClearOne Communications, because they can short circuit, overheat and melt the protective plastic covering, posing a burn hazard to consumers.


ClearOne Communications has received nine reports of incidents with the recalled battery packs. No injuries, fire or property damage have been reported.


The battery is a power source for the MAX Wireless Conference Phone Models 910-158-001 and 910-158-070. The battery pack is green and is on the underside of the Max phone pod. The recall is for the TWD rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery pack with model number TH-AA2200, which is printed on the side of the battery along with TWD NI-MH Battery and 7.2v AA2200mAH.


They were sold at the ClearOne Communications direct order desk and by distributors and dealers nationwide from April 2005 through December 2005.


Consumers should stop using the phones with recalled battery packs. For more information, call 800-283-5936 or visit www.clearone.com/support or www.cpsc.gov.