Laptop Batteries Recalled, May OverheatJul 2, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Tekkeon Inc. of Tustin, California has recalled myPower ALL Plus External Laptop Batteries because of a fire hazard. These batteries were sold through Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $180.
According to the recall notice, 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. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the myPower ALL Plus External Laptop Battery , 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.
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.