PNY Technologies is issuing a recall for battery packs that pose fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The company is voluntarily recalling about 56,000 portable lithium polymer battery packs. According to reports, these battery packs can overheat and vent flames, exposing consumers to injury risk.
The recalled item, model number T10400, is used to charge USB-enabled smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. The batteries are black or grey hand-held devices, 4 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.75 inches, with two USB outputs and four blue LED lights. PNY is laser-printed along the bottom on the front of the battery.
The batteries were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon and Fry's from January 2014 through August 2015 for about $50.
PNY has received one report of venting with flames. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement rechargeable battery.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact PNY Technologies by phone at (888) 316-1194 or by email at Tech-Support-T10400@pny.com.