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Whistler Recalls Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply Units Due to Fire Hazard


The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that Whistler is recalling its “Jump&Go” Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply units, due to a potential fire hazard. Some ARES/RACES participants use these units as a handy, portable 12 V source. The recall involves more than 10,000 of the pocket-sized devices, manufactured in China.

According to the CPSC, the unit’s lithium battery can overheat, causing it to melt and catch fire. The recall involves 12 V Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply units with model numbers starting with WJS-3000. Recalled units have date codes in YYYY/WW format from 201404 through 201439. The model number and date code are on the back of the unit under the colored silicone boot. The date code is stamped directly on the case adjacent to the operational label. The model number is on the operational label. Units having a serial number on the operation label are not included in this recall. Models were sold in red, pink, yellow, and black cases.

The CPSC said consumers “should immediately stop using the recalled unit and contact Whistler for a free replacement, including shipping to return the recalled unit.” — Thanks to Mike Morris, WA6ILQ



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