DGL Group toll-free at (888) 456-4251 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.dglusa.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.
This recall involves Vibe USB mobile power bars also known as portable USB power supply or portable chargers. The power bars were sold in black, white, blue, green, pink and purple. The rectangular-shaped power bars measure one square inch by three inches long and have a cord with key ring attached at the end. "Power Bank" is embossed on the face of the device. "Vibe" and "Power Bar" are printed on the front of the black packaging along with an image of the device in one of the six colors. Model number FB-Bar is printed below the UPC code on the bottom of the packaging
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power bar, unplug it from the electrical outlet and return it to the DGL Group for a full refund and a $5 coupon towards another purchase at Five Below.
DGL Group has received six reports of incidents involving melted parts, smoking, leaking batteries and fire resulting in reports of bursting power bars and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Five Below stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014 for about $5.
DGL Group Ltd., of Edison, N.J.
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