UK mobile operator EE is recalling thousands of power banks they gave away to customers as a promotional tool. There have been several cases of overheating Power Bars and even one that exploded, causing damage to a users hand and nearly catching her home on fire.
— Katy Emslie (@kemslie89) July 24, 2015
Customers began receiving text messages from EE letting them know all Power Bars given out for the promotion were being recalled. EE said it was recalling the bars marked “E1-06” after discovering “a very small number of cases” of overheating. “Important safety issue: In a very small number of cases EE Power Bars marked E1-06 have been overheating,” it told customers.
EE let the customers know that the Power Bars could pose a fire risk but no mention of the exploding case. EE plans on investigating the problem and eventually send new working Power Bars to their customers. The investigation could take awhile to complete though so don’t expect quick closure to it.
Safety issue: In some rare cases EE Power Bars marked E1-06 have been overheating. Find out what to do with yours at http://t.co/1lpQQGaBSs
— EE (@EE) August 5, 2015
Did you get one of these free Power Bars? If so, have you had any issues with it? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: Telegraph