User submission, unconfirmed by World Possible
I have finished updating the RACHEL CAP Servers that I have in stock. I have already replaced several devices with the updated ones. I am running into some of these devices having battery failures in them (see pictures below). These are Lithium Polymer batteries are expanding while in use. So I now know of 3 RACHEL CAP servers that have battery failure or visually expanded from the original size.
Therefore, I am removing all the batteries from all the RACHEL CAP Servers currently in my possession and would like permission to send out to the Superintendents/ Camp Directors and School Principals to stop using the Rachel Servers until the battery is removed. It will function normally without the battery but will not remain powered up if it loses household power. I am comfortable with the devices being run without any batteries.
We will need to dispose of them through the normal recycling channels with Garten to insure they are handled properly.
This is a safety issue and should receive immediate attention. I intend to customize the emails to all facilities that we have these deployed in to specifically identify where they are located and avoid any potential fire hazard in any of our facilities or schools.
Normal battery thickness in back of Rachel CAP Server.
Deformed RACHEL CAP Server battery expanded in back of device.
Rachel CAP Server battery expanded about 3 to 4 times the width of a normal battery.
Normal appearing battery for Rachel CAP server. Less than quarter of an inch thick.
Rachel CAP Server expanded to almost a 1” thickness.
Notice how it has bulged out similar to a loaf of bread after it has risen.
Different perspective on two batteries. The one on the left is a normal battery, the one on the right is the failed battery.
Different angle of same photo.
Yet another angle to show perspective.
It is hard to tell the contrasting difference due to the good battery being taped in the back of a Rachel CAP Server.
Picture of failed battery and writing on the battery pack.
Picture of good battery label on an working Rachel CAP Server.