MobilePower Recalls Multi-Function Power Packs Due to Fire Hazard

Sold Exclusively by QVC

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 14, 2014
Recall number: 14-723

  • MobilePower power pack front of unit
    MobilePower power pack front of unit

Recall Summary

Name of product:  MobilePowerInstant Boost 500 power packs

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

Consumer Contact: QVC at (800) 367-9444 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.qvc.com and click on Product Recall Info for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 9,800

Description:  This recall involves MobilePower Instant Boost 500, 6-in-1 Power, multi-function power packs with model number 2013, QVC SKU# V31873 and serial number MPC-060512-25. The model and serial numbers are located on the back panel on a white label next to the inverter fan. MobilePower Instant Boost 500 is printed on the front of the units. The power packs can supply AC or DC power and can recharge by either plugging into an electrical outlet or a DC accessory port or cigarette lighter port in your vehicle.They have two A/C outlets, a USB port, car battery jumper cables, and an air hose outlet to inflate tires. The power packs weigh 20 lbs., are black and blue color and measure about 9 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 8 inches long. 

Incidents/Injuries:  MobilePower has received13 reports of smoke and fire coming from the power packs. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should stop using the recalled power packs immediately and contact QVC for instructions to return the units for a free replacement.  MobilePower and QVC are contacting customers directly.

Sold exclusively at:  QVC from October 2012 through December 2012 for about $97.

Manufacturer:  MobilePower LLC, of Bluffton, S.C.

Importer:  MobilePower LLC, of Bluffton, S.C.

Distributor:  QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Manufactured in:  China

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