Mophie Recalls iPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Name of Product: Rechargeable External Battery Case
Units: About 6,118
Importer: Mophie LLC, of Paw Paw, Mich.
Hazard: The battery case’s integrated circuit switch can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Mophie has received 110 reports of the product becoming warm to the touch, 44 reports of the product deforming and nine reports of minor burns.
Description: The recalled product is a Mophie Juice Pack Air rechargeable external battery which consists of a lithium polymer battery built into a plastic case designed to snap onto the back of an iPod Touch 4G music player. The battery cases come in black, blue or red. Only battery cases with serial numbers that have the first five alphanumeric characters of TR113 through TR120 are subject to this recall. The serial number can be found inside the housing of the product.
Sold at: B&H Photo, Barnes & Noble, InMotion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange stores, Amazon.com and mophie.com since April 2011 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Mophie for instructions on receiving a replacement product.
Customer contact: For additional information, contact Mophie toll-free at (877) 308-4581 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.mophie.com/exchange.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12049.html
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 308-4581
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission