Cut And pasted from Geos site
BATTERY RECALL PROCESS
Late October 2010 - Contacted by customer about a safety incident with the Magicshine battery pack. Halted sales of Magicshine lightsets with affected battery packs.
Early November 2010 - Contacted U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about the Magicshine battery issue. Retained Exponent, a leading lithium ion battery consultant for testing and evaluation. Exponent tested the Magicshine battery packs and found them to be of very poor quality and containing un-balanced cells. Submitted initial report to CPSC.
Mid December 2010 - After contacting several U.S. based battery manufacturers, we sent Exponent to Totex, a California company, for a manufacturing plant site visit. After getting positive feedback from Exponent regarding its site visit, Totex engineers started design of the replacement battery pack.
Late December - Submitted proposed recall plan to the Safety Commission for approval.
January 2011 - Completed design and engineering on battery pack PCB and hard plastic housing.
Mid-February 2011 - CPSC approves our Totex designed battery pack.
Pending - Receive approval from CPSC for our recall plan
Pending - Send out recall notices
Pending - Manufacture replacement battery packs (expecting first shipment end of April)
Pending - Send out replacement battery packs in phases. Our engineering consultant has determined that the oldest battery packs pose the greatest safety risk, so those will be replaced first.
Looks like us that bought right before the recall are SOL for a while hopefully they will get thru the whole 20 thousand packs in a timely manner