|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 530-0069
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Mobile Power Packs
Units: About 5,000
Manufacturer: Tumi, of South Plainfield, N.J.
Hazard: The lithium-ion cells used in the Mobile Power Pack can ignite or explode while charging, posing a fire hazard. This hazard is only present for units that have not been charged.
Incidents/Injuries: There were two reports of consumers experiencing small fires during their initial charge. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recalled Mobile Power Pack is a mobile device that receives an AC charge in a compact battery pack that will then give five DC charges to small electronic devices including mobile phones, MP-3 players, Blackberries, and PDAs. The power pack is black and silver and is rectangular in shape. The front of it has a small circular control panel. The front also displays the word "Tumi" engraved on a silver button located towards the bottom of the device. Style number 14362 is printed on the power pack packaging.
Sold by: Tumi retail stores, department and specialty stores nationwide and www.Tumi.com from August 2007 through March 2008 for $135.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: If the unit has not been used and has never been charged, please do not try to charge. Contact Tumi customer care for instructions on how to return the power pack and receive a free replacement power pack. If you have charged the unit previously without incident, you can continue to use the product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tumi customer care at (800) 530-0069 between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Tumi.com, or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
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