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Amazon Class Action Claims Sale of Dangerous Lithium-Ion Batteries

Amazon Lithium-Ion Class Action Claims Company Sells Dangerous Batteries

A recent Amazon Class Action Lawsuit accuses the online retail giant of falsely marketing and selling defective and potentially dangerous lithium-ion 18650 batteries and products containing them.

The lawsuit goes on to allege that Amazon has falsely advertised several times about the safety features of the lithium-ion batteries such as protective circuits and voltage cutouts, but has failed to inform the consumers of the “overall defective, fraudulent, and dangerous nature of the batteries.”

The case is filed under the name: Craig Crosby, et al. v. Inc., Case No. 2:20-cv-8003 D.C. CA.

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The Amazon Lithium-Ion Class Action contends that “Amazon deceives the public by falsely advertising, marketing, and selling defective, fraudulent, and often dangerous lithium-ion 18650 battery cells and products containing them.”

Lithium-ion 18650 batteries are marketed and sold by Amazon to be used in laptops, flashlights, cameras, lasers, measurement tools, children’s toys, battery packs, hoverboards, e-cigarettes, and other consumer devices. The energy capacity of a battery is one of the most important characteristics a consumer looks at to decide which battery to purchase. Lithium-ion 18650 batteries sold by Amazon are often listed with capacities of 9800 mAh or higher, more than double the capacity of any authentic 18650 lithium-ion battery produced by a legitimate manufacturer.

The majority of 18650 lithium-ion batteries Amazon sells, markets, and advertises are defective, fraudulent, and dangerous lithium-ion 18650 batteries throughout the United States and worldwide. The company’s volume of sales and shipments of the fraudulent and defective batteries to consumers in the United States and worldwide is substantial and continues to grow.

Amazon benefits from the sale of fraudulent batteries and induces consumers to purchase the batteries due to less expensive price points and claimed higher capacity and/or safety features. Their false claims regarding the fraudulent batteries violate numerous California laws. Amazon’s affirmative statements regarding alleged battery capacity, lower price points, and safety features misled consumers and the public into purchasing batteries that were fraudulent, defective, and dangerous.”

A full copy of the Amazon Class Action Lawsuit can be found below:

Editor’s note on the Amazon Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent Amazon Lithium-Ion Class Action Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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