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Thursday, August 12, 2010

470,000 fake BlackBerry batteries recalled in USA

US-based technology protection and replacement company Asurion is recalling 470,000 counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries that have been supplied in refurbished devices. The company has received two reports of counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries overheating, causing minor burns to a consumer's finger and minor damage to a sofa and car seat.

This recall, which is being conducted with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, only involves batteries that Asurion provided with refurbished Blackberry smartphones before November 2009.

Customers who think they may have one of the counterfeit batteries are asked to contact the company for a replacement.

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