Fire Hazard prompts iPhone battery case recall

Fire Hazard prompts iPhone battery case recall
Recall affects about 31,000 units in U.S., 1,000 in Canada.

Best Buy has announced a voluntary recall the Rocketfish Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS after several disturbing complaints were made about the product.

Best Buy and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 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.

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.

It was sold exclusively at Best Buy stores in the U.S., Future Shop and Best Buy in Canada, and online between April 2010 and September 2011. It cost between $10 and $60.

Consumers are urged to immediately cease using the product and contact Best Buy to return the produce and recive a $70 gift card in exchange ($105 in Canada). CPSC reminds consumers that it is illegal to resell, or even attempt to resell, a product that has been officially recalled.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 1 Dec 2011 18:56
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  • KillerBug

    For a second I thought Apple was recalling their defective iPhone 4S batteries...

    2.12.2011 01:10 #1

  • blueboy09

    Hello? Can you hear me now? Good!...... BOOM!!

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    3.12.2011 15:27 #2

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