Mac products like the iPod Touch and the iPhone are sure to be favorite presents this gift-giving season, but the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) has announced two voluntary recalls regarding the iPod Touch and the iPhone 3G/3GS. Fortunately, no one has been seriously injured, but owners should still be aware of the danger and take the appropriate steps.
#1 — The CPSC and Mophie LLC are engaged in a voluntary recall of about 6,118 units of the Mophie iPod Touch rechargeable external battery case due to a burn hazard.
There have been 110 reports of the product becoming warm to the touch, 44 reports of the product deforming, and nine reports of minor burns.
This product was sold at B&H Photo, Barnes & Noble, InMotion Entertainment, J&R Music World, Marine Corps Exchange stores, Amazon.com, and mophie.com since April 2011.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Mophie online (or at 877-308-4581 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday) for instructions on receiving a replacement product.
#2 — The CPSC, Health Canada, and Rocketfish™ are engaged in a voluntary recall of about 31,000 units of the Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 battery case for the iPhone 3G/3GS due to a burn hazard.
There have been 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.
This product was sold at Best Buy stores in the U.S., in Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Canada, and online from about April 2010 through about September 2011.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Best Buy online (or at 800-917-5737 between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET any day) for instructions on returning the product.