EE recalls every Power Bar USB battery due to overheating complaints

The UK-based wireless carrier EE has issued a voluntary recall of all of its Power Bar USB batteries. The company says it has received what it calls "a very small number" of reports of the battery overheating which could cause a fire risk, and it has decided to play it safe.

EE recalled a small batch of its Power Bar chargers back in August for the same issue. However, it looks like that problem has been detected in more of the batteries. EE said:

"We're recalling all EE Power Bars. This is just a precaution, but we want to make sure all our customers are safe. If you have a Power Bar, you should stop using it straight away and hand it in to one of our stores"

EE customers will receive a £20 voucher when they bring back the Power Bar charger, which can be spent at the carrier's accessories store. EE first offered the charger for free to new and existing EE customers in April. It has not indicated if it will issue any replacements for the battery, with EE stating, "At the moment we are fully focused on the recall and we will make further announcements soon."

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John Callaham

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