NEW YORK (AP) — Product recalls this week include two different rechargeable battery cases for Apple products that can overheat.
Here’s a look at the consumer products recalled this week:
iPOD TOUCH EXTERNAL BATTERY CASE
DETAILS: Mophie Juice Pack Air rechargeable external battery manufactured in China for Mophie LLC of Paw Paw, Mich. The product 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 and were 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. Only battery cases with serial numbers that have the first five alphanumeric characters of TR113 through TR120 are involved in the recall. The serial number can be found inside the housing of the product.
WHY: The battery case’s integrated circuit switch can overheat, putting users in danger of burns.
INCIDENTS: 110 reports of overheating, 44 of the product deforming and nine minor burns.
HOW MANY: About 6,118.
FOR MORE: Call 877-308-4581; visit www.mophie.com/exchange .
ROCKETFISH BATTERY CASE FOR IPHONE 3G/3GS
DETAILS: Rocketfish model RF-KL12 mobile battery cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS, imported by Best Buy Co. Inc. of Richfield, Minn., and sold at Best Buy Stores nationwide, along with Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Canada and online from April 2010 until September. The made-in-China battery cases are black and made of lightweight rubberized material, and have a built-in battery. The model number “RF-KL12” is on the front of the product’s packaging, on the barcode, and in white print on the curved inner surface.
WHY: The battery case can overheat while charging, potentially causing a fire.
INCIDENTS: There have been 14 reports of the battery cases overheating, including three that resulted in minor burns and four that causes minor property damage.
HOW MANY: About 31,000 in the U.S. and about 1,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 800-917-5737; visit www.bestbuy.com , www.bestbuy.ca or www.futureshop.ca .
DETAILS: Halloween projection flashlights imported by Nygala Corp., of Teterboro, N.J.; sold at discount stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah from August 2010 through October 2011. The black and orange plastic flashlight is 6 1/2 inches long and has pumpkins, bats, witches, haunted houses and cats on the handle. The flashlights come with six different plastic lenses that attach to the flashlight to project various images, including a pumpkin, bat, witch, haunted house and cat. The flashlights were manufactured in China.
WHY: The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received one reported incident involving a flashlight that overheated, blistered and melted.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call 800-445-5936; visit www.flomousa.com.