Portable Power Sources Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 2, 2009Release #09-182
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0462CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Best Buy Announces the Recall of Certain Rocketfish Universal Portable Power Sources Due to Fire HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Rocketfish Model RF-INV80 Universal AC/DC/USB Portable Power Source
Units: About 1,400
Importer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.
Hazard: While charging the battery, the power source can unexpectedly ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of fires resulting in minor property damage. No injuries reported.
Description: This recall involves Rocketfish Universal AC/DC/USB portal power sources with model number RF-INV80. The model number is printed on the back of the power source and “Rocketfish” is printed on the cover.
Sold exclusively at: Best Buy stores nationwide and at bestbuy.com from July 2008 through February 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power sources and contact Best Buy to receive a gift card for the value of the product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Best Buy at (800) 233-0462 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit the firm’s Web site at
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