On November 12, New Jersey-based PNY Technologies Inc. recalled about 56,000 units of their portable lithium polymer battery packs after discovering that the units are prone to overheating and may possibly result in fire and burn risks. The company received one report of the unit venting with flames, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported as of yet.
The recalled battery packs are of the model number T10400 and are used to charge smartphones, tablets, and other USB-enabled devices. The units come in wither black or grey with 2 USB outputs and 4 blue LED lights. They were sold nationwide at Office Depot, Office Max, Best Buy, other retail stores, and online at Amazon.com, from January 2014 to August 2015.
Consumers are advised to the stop the use of all affected battery packs. They should contact PNY for a free replacement.
Although no injuries were reported, defective products that pose fire hazards should not be taken lightly. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a dangerous or defective product, do not hesitate to discuss your situation with the dedicated team of product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling us today at (414) 271-0900.