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LG Chem Recalls Home Battery Systems After Reports of Fires

  • Recall comes after the company received reports of five fires
  • Units were sold by distributors of solar energy systems
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LG Chem Ltd. is voluntarily recalling some models of its home energy storage batteries in the U.S. over concerns they could overheat and start fires.

The South Korean industrial giant is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the recall after the company received reports of five fires with its battery systems that caused limited property damage and no injuries, according to a recall notice seen by Bloomberg.