June 24, 2004
- Verizon Wireless Recall of Counterfeit Cell Phone Batteries
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Verizon Wireless of Bedminster, N.J. , is voluntarily announcing the recall of about 50,000 counterfeit LG-branded TM-510 cell phone batteries. Some LG-branded TM-510 batteries may be counterfeit and susceptible to overcharging, especially if used with a non-LG charger. LG Infocomm U.S.A. Inc. states that these are counterfeit LG-branded batteries, which do not contain a safety device in the circuitry to prevent overcharging. In turn, the counterfeit batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to users.
January 23, 2004
- Kyocera Wireless Corp. Recall of Batteries in Smartphone Cell Phones
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kyocera Wireless Corp., of San Diego, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 140,000 batteries in Kyocera cell phones. The recalled batteries can short-circuit and erupt with force or emit excessive heat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
November 18, 2003
- SecureAlert Recall of Safety and Security Phones
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), SecureAlert Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling 1,000 GPS2000 MobilePAL+GPS Safety and Security Phones. Using the test button can result in the battery being drained without the user's knowledge. Without battery power, the phone is unable to call for assistance in an emergency.
September 10, 2003
- Telephone Line-Sharing Devices Recalled by OnQ Technologies
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), OnQ Technologies, of Middletown, Pa., is voluntarily recalling 3,000 "OnQ" Telephone Line-Sharing Devices. A security system connected to this device could be prevented from notifying emergency personnel of a hazard. The delay could cause consumers to suffer injuries.
June 4, 1986
- Cordless Telephones Recalled by Mura