According to news sources, about 6,118 units of the IPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case were recalled after it was discovered that they pose a potential burn hazard due to overheating.
The company, Mophie LLC, has announced the voluntary recall in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to the potential burn hazard arising from the risk of the batteries overheating. The products included in the recall have the serial numbers TR113 through TR120. The batteries have been sold since April 2011 and have a retail price of about $50.
There have been about nine reports of minor burns sustained due to usage of the recalled product, and about 44 reports of the product deforming due to overheating.
Consumers with the recalled battery cases should stop using them immediately and contact the company at (877) 308-4581 for a replacement.
As a Berlingame personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a Berlingame personal injury lawyer to learn about the legal options available to you.