Best Buy and Mophie recall battery packs, possible fire hazard

A week rarely goes by without hearing of some news of various product recalls affecting either the automotive industry or other various products. Today we have some worrying news for you concerning some iPhone and iPod battery packs, as Best Buy and Mophie recall battery packs due to a possible fire hazard.

Both Best Buy and Mophie have issued separate recalls regarding some iPod and iPhone battery packs that could overheat. iPodnn is reporting that retailer Best Buy has recalled its Rocketfish branded iPhone 3G and 3GS battery case. While Mophie has also recalled some of its battery cases for the iPod Touch 4G.

With both sets of cases there have been some reports that they have overheated, which could also result in a fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said that around 31,000 Rocketfish battery cases are affected in the recall for the iPhone 3G and 3GS in the US, while Canada has about 1,000. There have been fourteen cases reported to it and Best Buy of overheating in the US.

There were three reports of minor burns to owners of the cases, as well as four other reports of minor property damage. In another post on the CPSC website it is being reported that Mophie have received 110 reports of its iPod Touch case getting warm. There were also 44 reports of the case deforming with nine reports of burns to owners.

Consumers affected by the recall are advised to contact either Best Buy or Mophie with Best Buy offering customers a $70 gift card in the US or a $105 in Canada. Mophie are offering customers a replacement case.

Have you been affected by this latest recall?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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