CPSC: iPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case Recalled for Burn Risks

12/01/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Paw Paw, MI — Burn hazards have prompted a nationwide product recall of rechargeable external battery cases by Morphie on November 30, 2011.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Morphie announced the recall after it became apparent that battery case’s integrated circuit switch could overheat, which poses burn hazards to consumers.

Morphie has received 44 reports of the product deforming and nine reports of minor burns as a result of the defect.

“The recalled product is a Mophie Juice Pack Air rechargeable external battery which consists of a lithium polymer battery built into a plastic case designed to snap onto the back of an iPod Touch 4G music player. The battery cases come in black, blue or red. Only battery cases with serial numbers that have the first five alphanumeric characters of TR113 through TR120 are subject to this recall. The serial number can be found inside the housing of the product,” reported the CPSC.

The recalled product was sold for $50 at B& H Photo, Barnes & Noble, InMotion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange stores, Amazon.com and mophie.com.

Consumers are advised to contact Morphie to learn how to receive a replacement product.

For more information consumers can contact Mophie toll-free at (877) 308-4581 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.mophie.com/exchange.

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