Mophie and Rocketfish Recall iOS Device Battery Cases

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    Two external battery cases for iOS devices are being recalled in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, one by case maker Mophie, and the other by Best Buy's house brand Rocketfish.

    6,118 units of Mophie's Juice Pack Air for the iPod Touch 4th Generation are being recalled because the battery case's integrated circuit switch can overheat, posing a burn hazard. Mophie has received 110 reports of batteries becoming warm to the touch, 44 reports of cases being deformed due to heat, and 9 reports of minor burns. Cases with serial numbers beginning with TR113 through TR120 are subject to the recall.

    Owners of affected cases should stop using it immediately, and contact Mophie at 877-308-4581 or via its recall website to receive a replacement product.

    Best Buy's house brand, Rocketfish, is recalling 32,000 Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case for the iPhones 3G and 3GS. There were 14 incidents with the case, including minor burns to 3 consumers and 4 reports of minor property damage.

    Owners of the case should stop using it immediately, and contact Best Buy at 800-917-5737 or via its recall website to exchange the case for a $70 Best Buy gift card.

    Article Link: Mophie and Rocketfish Recall iOS Device Battery Cases
     
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    14 incidents with only around 32,000 devices is actually pretty high :eek:
     
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    Not really. I'd take those odds when it comes to many things.
     
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    Nice, so the next batch of reports will be about people's digits being frozen off due to liquid nitrogen leaks.
     
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    Yes! I was thinking about buying it, but now I'm not.
     
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    and not very good quality..
     
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    myrtlebee

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    I never thought battery cases were such a smart idea.
     
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    I returned 3 mophie cases cause the connector for the battery just "dies"
     
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    I just got the Mophie case for my iPhone 4S and think it's fantastic. I was in Belgium at the weekend and I couldn't have used Tripadvisor and Maps half as much without it, and I'll need it this weekend in London, too.

    Try not to be put off by this, it's a great product. That said, I'll be keeping an eye on mine...
     
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    I used a mophie on my iPhone a few times when I was on vacations and knew I was going to go long periods of time away from charging options.

    Never had any problems with mine, thankfully. I was actually thinking about buying a new battery pack for my 4s for the same reasons. Guess I'll shop around.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Actually, liquid nitrogen evaporates when it comes into contact with the air.
     
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    Not instantly. And not quite as fast as you would think.
     
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    Tried it, and now my iPhone 4S back panel is full of droplet blemishes. Please don't follow this man's advice. I am contacting MacRumors to get his details so I can sue. :rolleyes:
     
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    Please remember to pull the pin before you throw your battery case.
     
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    Here is a GOOD BATTERY CASE

    I have used Tekkeon for a few months now..

    I LOVE IT.

    Never a problem.

    I would NOT recommend EVER using ANY car charger in conjunction with ANY backup battery. Remove it before CAR charging.

    I have had 3 battery cases DIE once I plugged it into a car charger. After the second time..I tried a third. Boy did the return department LOVE ME!

    so anyway..take heed of it!
     
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    Really? "1 in 2300 of these immunizations causes death" "1 in 2300 of these cars will explode if left in the sun" Its a battery pack that could light on fire in your pocket...I don't like those odds. On the other hand...it seems much lower than X-Box 360 failure rates for the first 2 years of production...
     
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    This will become more and more of a problem when we get better higher capacities batteries.
    The higher the charge a battery hold the more energy is inside so when a short circuit occurs there is a higher risk of flames.
     
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    You can get burns from cold stuff

    Thats true but it can extract the heat(Read coldburn) out of your body to evaporate

    Exactly.

    Edit: Link to future safer and higher density batteries

    http://www.green.autoblog.com/2010/...arbon-nanowires-could-increase-battery-capac/
     
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    Rough. I used to run my smartphones dead but now a days I rarely do. One way I get around it is bringing my iPhone USB cord everywhere...I mean I have like 20 of them in my house so if I loose one its no big deal. If I notice my iPhone is fading fast, I'll plug it into my MBP or something.
     
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    Some heads need to roll for this sloppy engineering.
     
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    Darn, I had been planning on buying one soon

    Does anyone know when they will begin selling revised/fixed cases?
     

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