Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–August 2, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pogoplug Video file sharing device

Units: About 9,500 in the United States and 1,500 in Canada

Importer: Cloud Engines Inc. of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames.

Incidents/Injuries: Cloud Engines has received three reports of the units overheating. One device caught fire, one device emitted smoke, and one device melted, damaging the desk it was on.

Description: This recall involves the Pogoplug Video file sharing device. The device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. It is used to stream and share videos, photos, and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word “Pogoplug” on the side. “Model: Pogoplug Video” is listed on a label on the bottom of the device.

Sold at: Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style from March 2011 through June 2011 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the devices, and contact Cloud Engines to receive a refund or replacement device.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cloud Engines toll-free at (866) 582-6651 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, by e-mail at [email protected] or visit the firm’s website at www.pogoplug.com

Picture of recalled Video file sharing device

Picture of label on recalled Video file sharing device

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov