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Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone 3G/3GS Recalled by Best Buy Due to Fire Hazard

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

  • Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone 3G/3GS
  • Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone 3G/3GS
Name of Product:
Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS
Hazard:
The battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
New Instructions
Recall Date:
November 30, 2011
Units:
About 31,000 in the U.S. and about 1,000 in Canada
Consumer Contact

For additional information, consumers should contact Best Buy toll-free at (800) 917-5737 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET any day, or visit the firm's websites at www.bestbuy.com (US) or www.bestbuy.ca or www.futureshop.ca (Canada).

Recall Details

Description:

This recall includes the Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case. The battery case is made of black lightweight, soft-touch rubberized material designed to hold the phone securely, and comes with a built-in battery. The model number "RF-KL12" appears on the front of the product's packaging, on the packaging barcode, and in white print on the curved inner surface of the product.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Best Buy for instructions on returning the product and receiving a Best Buy gift card for $70 or $105 in Canada.

Incidents/Injuries:

CPSC and the firm have received about 14 reports of the battery cases overheating in the United States, including three reports of minor burns to consumers and four reports of minor property damage.

Sold Exclusively At:
Best Buy stores nationwide, Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Canada, and online from about April 2010 through about September 2011 for between $10 and $60.
Importer(s):

Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-048
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