Best Buy Company Inc. of Minnesota, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced the recall of approximately 31,000 Rocketfish model RF-KL12 mobile battery cases for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The battery case has a tendency to overheat while charging, which poses a fire hazard and increases the risk of burn injuries. According to the CPSC, it has received 14 reports of overheating battery cases, three of which included minor burn injuries.
The referenced Rocketfish battery cases are made of black soft-touch rubberized lightweight material which is equipped with a built-in battery. The recalled model number, RF-KL12, may be found on the battery case packaging barcode, on the front of the packaging, and on the curved inside surface of the case in white print. They were exclusively sold at Best Buy stores across the nation and online from April 2010 through September 2011 for between $10 and $60.
Consumers should contact Best Buy immediately to return the product and receive a $70 Best Buy gift card. For additional information, consumers may visit the Best Buy website or call Best Buy toll-free at (800) 917-5737.
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