Battery Explosion & Injury Causes Product Recall
An EE Power Bar battery pack explosion has caused the EE to recall a number of products. The recall notes the battery packs are prone to overheating and pose a potential fire risk.
About the EE Power Bar Battery Explosion
According to The Guardian, one specific incident resulted in the burning of skin and carpet floor. A subsequent investigation prompted EE to recall their Power Bar battery packs.
The Power Bars serve as portable smartphone chargers; however, reports indicate the packs overheat while in the “charge” status. Due to overheating, the lithium-ion can combust causing the battery pack to explode resulting in burn injuries.
While six out of the seven Power Bars batches in circulation have not been linked to fire risks, the current recall could potentially affect approximately 500,000 of the 1.5 million units sold.
EE has issued a statement saying that the products are under investigation, and will be replaced as soon as the report is complete.
Description of Recalled EE Power Bar Battery Packs
- The EE Power Bar is a small, handheld smart phone battery charger
- The current recall is focused on units with the model E1-06
- The model number can be found on the side of the device