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PNY Recalls 56,000 Battery Pack for Fire Hazard

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Chelcy Williams1 year ago

­­PNY has issued a recall for about 56,000 portable lithium polymer battery packs due to a fire hazard.

About the PNY Battery Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards.

While no injuries have been reported, there has been one report of a batter pack venting flames.

Consumers are urged to discontinue use of the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement.

Description of the Recalled Batteries

Information below provided by the US CPSC:

  • This recall involves portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400
  • The batteries 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.
  • Batteries were sold 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.

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