Best Buy just issued a recall of iPhone Battery Cases, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC).
The recall involves Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS; about 31,000 units are being recalled in the United States and another 1,000 are being recalled in Canada.
The recalled Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS were manufactured in China; imported by Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minnesota; and sold exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide, Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Canada, and online from about April 2010 through about September 2011 for between $10 and $60.
The battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. To date, the CPSC and the firm have received about 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 recall includes the Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case, which is constructed of black lightweight, soft-touch rubberized material designed to hold the phone securely. The case is constructed with a built-in battery.
Model number “RF-KL12” appears on the front of the product’s packaging, on the packaging barcode, and in white print on the curved inner surface of the product.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the defective Rocketfish™ Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case and contact Best Buy for instructions on returning the product and receiving a Best Buy gift card for $70 or $105 in Canada.
Best Buy can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.917.5737 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, any day, or at the firm’s websites at www.bestbuy.com (US) or www.bestbuy.ca or www.futureshop.ca (Canada).