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This article was published on August 5, 2015

Using an EE Power Bar? Check if yours poses a fire risk


Using an EE Power Bar? Check if yours poses a fire risk
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Quite unsurprisingly following the story of the exploding charger at the end of last month, network operator EE has issued a recall of a particular batch of its portable Power Bars.

According to the announcement, only batch E1-06 pose a fire safety risk and need to be returned. Bars from other batches aren’t affected, it added.

Katy Emslie’s badly burnt hand, which resulted from trying to extinguish a flaming EE Power Bar.
Katy Emslie’s badly burnt hand, which resulted from trying to extinguish a flaming EE Power Bar.

“It’s our intention to replace these chargers once we’ve completed our investigations; we’ll be in touch once these have been concluded. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause,” EE says.

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If you’ve got an EE Power Bar, best check the little code on the side to see if you have one of the special potentially ‘fizzy’ models.

Until the investigation has been completed, the exchange program has been temporarily suspended.

Read next: PSA: Do not sleep with your EE Power Bar charging next to you, this one caught fire

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