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PNY Recalls Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

  • T10400 Black
  • T10400 Grey
  • Side view of T10400
  • View of model number
Name of Product:
Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs
Hazard:
Batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 12, 2015
Units:
About 56,000 (in addition, about 800 sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

PNY Technologies toll-free at 888-316-1194 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.pny.com and click on "Product Recall" under the "Support" menu at the bottom of the page, or email Tech-Support-T10400@pny.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that are used to charge USB-enabled smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. The batteries are black or grey hand-held devices, 4 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.75 inches, with two USB outputs and four blue LED lights. PNY is laser-printed along the bottom on the front of the battery.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement rechargeable battery.

Incidents/Injuries:

PNY has received one report of venting with flames. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and frys.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for about $50.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

PNY Technologies, Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Distributor(s):

PNY Technologies, Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Recall number:
16-032
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