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"Recall Alerts"

08-02-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device Due to Fire Hazard


(1) CLOUD ENGINES RECALLS POGOPLUG VIDEO FILE SHARING DEVICE DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pogoplug Video file sharing device

Units: About 9,500 in the United States and 1,500 in Canada

Importer: Cloud Engines Inc. of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames.

Incidents/Injuries: Cloud Engines has received three reports of the units overheating. One device caught fire, one device emitted smoke, and one device melted, damaging the desk it was on.

Description: This recall involves the Pogoplug Video file sharing device. The device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. It is used to stream and share videos, photos, and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word "Pogoplug" on the side. "Model: Pogoplug Video" is listed on a label on the bottom of the device.

Sold at: Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style from March 2011 through June 2011 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the devices, and contact Cloud Engines to receive a refund or replacement device.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cloud Engines toll-free at (866) 582-6651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, by e-mail at videorecall@cloudengines.com or visit the firm’s website at www.pogoplug.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1384

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11294.html







DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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