It’s been only ten days since Profoto released their B1X strobe, and now they are recalling the battery unit due to “potential safety issue.” This recall doesn’t affect the strobe, but only the battery. However, it doesn’t only concern the battery, but also affects any B1X kits you might have bought. Profoto has issued the recall notice with more details about the issue and the information what to do.
In the notice, Profoto points out that you can still use the B1X unit, but with the B1 battery. In case you’ve bought the problematic B1X, your local dealer should inform you how to replace it with a B1 battery.
Profoto explains how to identify the B1X battery so you can change it. Note that all batteries with Date of manufacture 2017-09 and 2017-16 are recalled:
And this is how to identify a B1 battery, it doesn’t have “Date of manufacture” on the serial number. These are safe and Profoto doesn’t recall them:
Visit Profoto’s website for more details and information regarding this issue. And in case you own this battery, make sure not to use it, but change it for B1. Also, use original B1 batteries to any avoid other potential problems.
[B1X Battery Recall Notice and images via Profoto]