Whistler Inc. recalled thousands of Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart & Power Supply 12V power supplies after receiving 45 reports of overheating, 18 of which resulted in fires costing around $16,000 in total property damage, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on April 28.
The recalled products have model numbers starting with WJS-3000 with date codes between 201404 and 201439 in YYYY/WW format. The model number can be found on the operational label. Units with a serial number on the operational label are not covered by the recall.
About 10,400 units are covered by the recall. The defective power units were sold at Radio Shack, Walmart, and Hammacher Schlemmer, among other retail stores nationwide and online at between May 2014 and October 2014.
Consumers affected by the recall should stop using the product and contact the company for product return and replacement.
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