MOBILE FIRM EE has upped the ante on its Power Bar threat warnings and told everyone who has one to get rid of it at the earliest opportunity.
Power Bars are supposed to give you a burst of energy when you need it most. Unfortunately, in some cases, they have given a dose of problems and put people at risk of owning something that could catch fire, ruin carpets and let you down.
EE tackled this in August by announcing a recall and refund option on one batch of the devices.
"EE has identified a very small number of incidents where Power Bars have overheated, all of which relate to batch E1-06 and could pose a fire safety risk," the company said.
"We're therefore recalling batch E1-06 and request that customers stop using them and return their device to a local EE store at their earliest convenience. Power Bars from any other batch aren't affected by this recall."
The threat has seemingly increased. Something has happened, anyway, as EE has now urged all 1.4 million users of the portable charger to take part in the power slab amnesty.
"We're recalling all EE Power Bars. This is just a precaution, but we want to make sure all our customers are safe," the company said in a post on the EE customer forums this week.
"If you have a Power Bar, you should stop using it straight away and hand it into one of our stores. We're taking this action because we're aware of a very small number of further incidents where Power Bars have overheated in circumstances that could cause a fire safety risk."
As was the case in August, customers are offered a £20 voucher to make good.
Power Bars have been a thing only since the spring when EE gave them out in an act of benevolence. No-one is particularly thankful, judging by the comments underneath the official information. µ
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