Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on December 14, 2011 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newBATTERY CASES About 6,118 Mophie rechargeable external battery cases sold at B& H Photo, Barnes & Noble, InMotion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange stores, and since April 2011 for about $50. The battery case’s integrated circuit switch can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. 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.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Mophie for instructions on receiving a replacement product. Call 877-308-4581 or go to

iPHONE BATTERY CASES About 31,000 (about 1,000 in Canada) Rocketfish battery cases for iPhone 3G/3GS sold exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide, Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Canada, and online from about April 2010 through about September 2011 for between $10 and $60. The battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the firm have received about 14 reports of the battery cases overheating in the United States, including three reports of minor burns to consumers and four reports of minor property damage.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Best Buy for instructions on returning the product and receiving a Best Buy gift card for $70 or $105 in Canada. Call 800-917-5737, or or (Canada).  

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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08:50:51 AM on Wed Jan 11 2012


peter smalls

08:51:12 AM on Wed Jan 11 2012

this article helped me alot with me school work because that was our assignment

Robin Melen

03:56:13 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012

Hi Peter!
You are most welcome--glad we could help!
Robin Melen
Managing editor, ShopSmart magazine

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