Name of Product: Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs
Hazard: Batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement rechargeable battery.
Consumer Contact: PNY Technologies toll-free at 888-316-1194 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.pny.com and click on “Product Recall” under the “Support” menu at the bottom of the page, or email Tech-Support-T10400@pny.com for more information.
Units: About 56,000 (in addition, about 800 sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that 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.
Incidents/Injuries: PNY has received one report of venting with flames. No injuries have been reported.
Importer/Distributor: PNY Technologies, Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55798r-eng.php