Laptop Batteries Could Burn Or Start Fires

By WBNG News

Laptop Batteries Could Burn Or Start Fires

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM EDT

About 500 External laptop batteries have been recalled by Tekkeon Incorporated.

The battery cell can short-circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Tekkeon has received one report of an overheating battery that resulted in minor damage to nearby furnishings.

The myPower ALL Plus External Laptop Battery is a universal rechargeable battery used to power laptop computers, MP3 players, mobile phones, DVD players and other portable devices. It is black with “Tekkeon” printed on the front.

The model number, MP3750, is printed on a label on the back.

They were sold on Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $180.

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

The company is contacting all known purchasers.

For more information, contact Tekkeon toll-free at (888) 787-5888, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.tekkeon.com/recall

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