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ION Audio recalls portable speakers

Hydrogen gas can leak from the portable speaker battery

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ION Audio of Cumberland, R.I., is recalling about 41,000 portable speakers.

Hydrogen gas can leak from the battery when it's charging and the speaker can burst, posing an explosion hazard.

The firm has received five reports of speakers exploding including four incidents resulting in property damage to the surrounding area. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Sport Express, Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow, and Keystone ION Audio portable speakers.

The Sport Express speaker is black in color and has two knobs on the front with a neon blue lit clock. It is about 9 inches wide and 9 inches tall.

The Cornerstone and Cornerstone Glow speakers are triangular in shape, have a white outer casing, and are 14 inches wide and 10 inches tall.

The Keystone speaker is square with a white casing and gray center. It is about 8 inches wide and 9 inches tall.

The UPC number is located on the bottom of the speakers.

Model Name

UPC Number

Cornerstone/Cornerstone Glow







Sport Express


The speakers were manufactured in China. Sport Express was sold exclusively at Best Buy from June 2018, through May 2019, for about $70.

Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow, and Keystone were sold at various electronics stores nationwide and online from March 2016, through March 2019.

Cornerstone and Cornerstone Glow sold for about $100 and the Keystone sold for about $200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable speakers and contact ION Audio for a refund in the form of an ION Audio gift card.

Consumers may contact ION Audio toll-free at (833) 682-0371 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on recalls located at the top of the page for more information.

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