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DGL Group Recalls Vibe USB Mobile Power Bars Due to Fire Hazard

April 29, 2014

The information below is a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Specific model number for the recalled product is listed on the CPSC website. 

DGL Group has announced a voluntary recall of its USB mobile power bars. 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.

This recall involves Vibe USB mobile power bars also known as a 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 a 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. Sold exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014 for about $5.

This recall presents a potential avenue of recovery which subrogation professionals should be aware of when evaluating losses. 

If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact one of our subrogation attorneys.