Recall: Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs
On 2015-11-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $50.
About 60,000 units are involved in this PNY Technologies battery pack recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 4th recall of products in the Power Supplies & Adapters category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 7 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that are used to charge USB-enabled smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. The batteries are black or grey hand-held devices, 4 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.75 inches, with two USB outputs and four blue LED lights. PNY is laser-printed along the bottom on the front of the battery.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55798r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and frys.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for about $50.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement rechargeable battery.
PNY Technologies toll-free at 888-316-1194 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.pny.com and click on "Product Recall" under the "Support" menu at the bottom of the page, or email Tech-Support-T10400@pny.com for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
PNY has received one report of venting with flames. No injuries have been reported.
+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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