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EE recalls Power Bar portable chargers

By | Published on Monday 21 December 2015

Glastonbury x EE

In 2014, as part of its Glastonbury sponsorship, mobile network EE launched an initiative to make charging your devices at the festival less painful.

Just buy yourself a portable battery called a Power Bar and when that ran out, well, you could come and swap it for another fully charged one. And that was all great. But now it turns out those things might be a fire risk.

So much so, EE is recalling all its Power Bars, offering a £20 voucher to redeem against other accessories in its store. Says the company: “If you have a Power Bar, you should stop using it straight away and hand it in to one of our stores. We are taking this action because we are aware of a very small number of further incidents where Power Bars have overheated in circumstances that could cause a fire safety risk”.

Further details here.