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Goal Zero recalls power cables

The pins inside the connector on the cord can deform and overheat

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Goal Zero of Bluffdale, Utah, is recalling about 7,850 EC8 power cables.

The pins inside the connector on the power cord can deform and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the cable connected to the vehicle battery overheating, melting, or catching fire -- some of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves only the 12-foot EC8 Extension cables (model 98201) and Male EC8 to Ring cables (model 98202) that are installed in vehicle integrations.

The 12-foot EC8 Extension cable was sold individually and with the Car Charge Kit. This cable was used to connect Yeti power stations to either a Yeti Tank or a vehicle battery.

The Male EC8 to Ring cable was sold individually and with different Yeti Tanks. These cables are used to connect Yeti Tanks to Yeti power stations and are frequently coupled with the 12-foot EC8 Extension cable.

A list of the models and UPC numbers, which appear on the product packaging, receipts or invoices, may be found here.

The power cables, manufactured in China, were sold at Bass Pro, REI and Sportsman’s Warehouse stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Backcountry and GoalZero.com from March 2019, through December 2020, for between $25 and $50.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cables and contact Goal Zero for a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Goal Zero toll-free at (888) 794-6250 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at productreplacement@goalzero.com, or online at www.goalzero.com and click on “Notices & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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