Recall Alert: Popoplug Video File Sharing Device & Emergency Exit Signs

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: Popoplug Video File Sharing Device & Emergency Exit Signs

August 16, 2011 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 6:22 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) It's a mini station that allows you to share media files, and an "Exit" sign that might not light up. One is recalled for starting a fire, the other for not working when it's needed -- in an emergency.

Cloud Engines Incorporated recalls its Pop-o-plug Video File Sharing Device, it's a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 tall.

It's used to stream and share media such as videos, music and pictures.

The company is pulling the item from shelves after receiving 3 reports of the device overheating... In one case it melted, and damaged the desk it was sitting on. In another, the device caught on fire.

About 9,500 were sold in the United States from March through June of this year, at stores including Best Buy, Sony Style and New Egg.

If you own one, unplug the device and contact Cloud Engines for a replacement OR a full refund.

Call (866) 582-6651 or e-mail the company at Videorecall@cloudengines.com.

Meanwhile, Ohio-based "Best Lighting Products" and its distributor, "Lithonia Lighting" is pulling 450 of its LED Exit signs with Emergency Lights after 10 reports that the signs malfunction during testing.

This, after they're installed in commercial buildings, such as hotels or offices.

They say, in the event of a power failure, the fixtures have failed to light up and this means people can't see where to exit in the case of an emergency.

The signs in question have emergency lights on either end, with either a green or a red exit displayed in the middle.

Affected model numbers are found on a label inside the fixture housing and outside its packaging and include LHQM LED G M6, LHQM LED R M6, and LHQM LED R HO M6. They also have the following date codes on the inside fixture housing: 1003S10, 1004S10, or 1005S10.

You may get a free replacement by calling Lithonia Lighting at (800) 334-8694 or visiting the company's website, lithonialighting.com.

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