Recall Alert: I-Phone External Battery Case & External Battery

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: I-Phone External Battery Case & External Battery

December 6, 2011 Updated Dec 6, 2011 at 7:34 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Attention I-Phone users, take a second look at your battery case and external battery. This week's Recall Alert is tailor-made for you.

Best Buy wants to take back its Rocketfish Battery Case sold at stores all across the country and online because the case is a fire hazard.

The company says it may get too hot while it charges.

It's received 14 such reports in the U.S.
In 4 cases, it caused property damage; in 3 others someone was burned.

The recall pertains to the Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case.

You'll find the number written in white print on the curved inner surface of the product. It comes with a built-in battery, and it's made of a black, lightweight soft-touch rubberized material.

If you have one, take it off your phone and bring it back to Best Buy in exchange for a $70 gift card. For more information, call Best Buy at 1-(800)-917-5737 or go to bestbuy.com.

Meanwhile, Mophie is pulling about 6,000 rechargeable external battery cases from its production, the Mophie Juice Pack Air.

The company fears the circuit switch can overheat, causing a burn hazard.

It's received 110 reports of the product being too warm to the touch.
In 44 cases, it's been deformed. It's burned 9 people.

The battery cases come in black, blue or red. Only battery cases that have the first five alphanumeric characters of TR-113 through TR-120 are subject to the recall.

The product was sold in several stores, including Barnes and Noble, In Motion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange Stores, and B&H Photo, as well as online at mophie.com and amazon.com.

Contact Mophie for a free replacement. Call 1-877-308-4581 or go to mophie.com/exchange.

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