iPhone, iPod battery packs recalled by Best Buy and Mophie; burning customers

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Both retailers Best Buy and accessory manufacturers Mophie have issued separate product recall notices following fears that batches of iPod and iPhone battery packs may be faulty, and potentially dangerous.

Best Buy have asked customers to return Rocketfish-branded iPhone 3G and 3GS battery cases with a posting on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. 31,000 products in the US may be affected alongside 1,000 units in Canada, with 14 reports of overheating in the US. This has lead to three customers suffering minor burns and four reports of minor property damage.

Mophie likewise have posted a recall notice on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, after receiving 110 reports that their iPod Touch battery case line was becoming uncomfortably warm. This in turn has lead to 44 reports of the excess heat warping the product, and nine customers suffering burns.

Those affected by the recalls should get in touch with Best Buy or Mophie immediately. Those affected by the Best Buy recall will be compensated with a $70 gift card, while Mophie are offering replacement units.

Gerald Lynch

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