EE recalls Power Bar chargers

Mobile firm EE has announced a recall on its popular Power Bar chargers as a precautionary measure.

The company has withdrawn the product amid safety concerns, citing a potential fire risk as the reason behind the recall.

And if you're thinking this sounds a little familiar, you'd be right, as the company has already carried out a partial recall on this product this year. Back in August, it asked customers to return batch E1-06 after a medical student suffered serious burns.

At the time, it was believed this model – of which there were about 500,000 units in circulation – was the only one affected.

Now, it seems the company suspects the problem may be more widespread, and so is asking all Power Bar customers to return the products to an EE store as soon as possible. However, it stresses that this is a precautionary measure.

"We are taking this action because we are aware of a very small number of further incidents where Power Bars have overheated in circumstances that could cause a fire safety risk," the firm said in a statement.

So, what should you do if you have a Power Bar? EE says that you should stop using the device immediately (this means not having it plugged into the mains, as well as not using it to charge your phone) and hand it in to an EE store as soon as you are able. The good news is that you will get a £20 EE voucher for doing so, which is how much the Power Bar is worth.

And of course, because so many Power Bars were handed out for free earlier this year, for many people this will provide a little something extra rather than a simple refund.

As yet, it's not clear whether Power Bars will be back on the shelves any time soon, with the company stating: "At the moment we are fully focused on the recall and we will make further announcements soon."ADNFCR-2155-ID-801808461-ADNFCR

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