Recall: Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device
On 2011-08-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2011 for about $200.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Cloud Engines flash drive recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the File Sharing / Storage Devices category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 582-6651
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What is the problem?
The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Pogoplug Video file sharing device. The device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. It is used to stream and share videos, photos, and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word "Pogoplug" on the side. "Model: Pogoplug Video" is listed on a label on the bottom of the device.
This item was also sold in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1384
These items were sold new+ at Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style from March 2011 through June 2011 for about $200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the devices, and contact Cloud Engines to receive a refund or replacement device.
For additional information, contact Cloud Engines toll-free at (866) 582-6651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm's website at www.pogoplug.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cloud Engines has received three reports of the units overheating. One device caught fire, one device emitted smoke, and one device melted, damaging the desk it was on.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.