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Flash drives recalled in fire hazard

They can overheat
Thu Jul 06 2006, 20:18
THE US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that Lexar's Jump Drive storage devices have been recalled because of potential fire hazards.

According to the CPSC, Fremont firm Lexar is recalling the JumpDrive Firefly and Secure II products because they can overheat.

No injuries have been reported, but the high speed flash drives - of which 66,000 units have been sold in the USA, could cause problems.

The Firefly drives were sold at a number of web outlets and brick and mortar outlets between April and May this year. The JumpDrive Secure II 1GB drive was sold through Fry's.

People should stop using the recalled products immediately and get in touch with Lexar for a gratis replacement.

The CPSC advice page is here. µ


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