Batteries imported by PNY Technologies, Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., and distributed by PNY Technologies, Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., have been recalled. The batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves (about 56,000 (in addition, about 800 sold in Canada) portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that are 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. 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.
The batteries were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and frys.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for about $50. Contact PNY Technologies toll-free at 888-316-1194 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.pny.com and click on “Product Recall” under the “Support” menu at the bottom of the page, or email Tech-Support-T10400 at pny.com for more information.