|July 1, 2010
Tekkeon Inc. Recalls MyPower ALL Plus External Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: External laptop battery
Units: About 500
Manufacturer: Tekkeon Inc. of Tustin, Calif.
Hazard: The battery cell can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Tekkeon has received one report of an overheating battery that resulted in minor damage to nearby furnishings. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The myPower ALL Plus External Laptop Battery is a universal rechargeable battery used to power laptop computers, MP3 players, mobile phones, DVD players and other portable devices. It is black with “Tekkeon” printed on the front. The model number, MP3750, is printed on a label on the back.
Sold at: Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $180.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Tekkeon for a free replacement battery. The company is contacting all known purchasers.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Tekkeon toll-free at (888) 787-5888, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.tekkeon.com/recall
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