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DGL Group Recalls Vibe USB Mobile Power Bars Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Five Below

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Vibe USB Mobile Power Bar

Hazard: The power bar can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power bar, unplug it from the electrical outlet and return it to the DGL Group for a full refund and a $5 coupon towards another purchase at Five Below.

Consumer Contact: DGL Group toll-free at (888) 456-4251 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.dglusa.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/DGL-Group-Recalls-Vibe-USB-Mobile-Power-Bars   

Recall Details

Units: About 99,000

Description: This recall involves Vibe USB mobile power bars also known as portable USB power supply or portable chargers. The power bars were sold in black, white, blue, green, pink and purple. The rectangular-shaped power bars measure one square inch by three inches long and have a cord with key ring attached at the end. "Power Bank" is embossed on the face of the device.  "Vibe" and "Power Bar" are printed on the front of the black packaging along with an image of the device in one of the six colors. Model number FB-Bar is printed below the UPC code on the bottom of the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: DGL Group has received six reports of incidents involving melted parts, smoking, leaking batteries and fire resulting in reports of bursting power bars and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Five Below stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014 for about $5.

Importer: DGL Group Ltd., of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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