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    Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device Recalled

    The units can overheat and catch fire

    About 10,000 Pogoplug video file-sharing devices are being recalled by Cloud Engines Inc.  The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames.

    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.

    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.

    Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style sold the units from March 2011 through June 2011 for about $200. They were made in China.

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

    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 videorecall@cloudengines.com or visit the firm’s website at www.pogoplug.com

    About 10,000 Pogoplug video file-sharing devices are being recalled by Cloud Engines Inc.  The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive hea...
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    Parents Magazine, B. FunKeys Toy Key Sets Recalled

    Parts can break, creating a choking hazard for infants

    Battat is recalling more than 1 million toy keys with a remote control. The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard.

    There have been 17 reports of keys breaking and 14 reports of key rings breaking. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall includes all B. FunKeys with factory code H58000-01 or H26300-01, and Parents Magazine Electronic Keys with factory code H26300-01. The factory code is located on the back of the remote. The remote of the B. Fun Keys is olive green or red and the top of the keys are multi-colored.

    The remote of the Parents Magazine Electronic Keys comes in different colors and the top of the keys is a solid color. Both remotes have sound buttons, and the metal keys hang from a plastic ring.

    The key rings were sold by retailers nationwide and online sellers from April 2010 to May 2011 for B. FunKeys, and from January 2006 to December 2009 for Parents Magazine keys for about $9. They were made in China.

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy keys away from children and contact Battat to receive a free mailer to return the item for replacement keys.

    For additional information, contact Battat toll-free at (866) 665-5524 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.battatco.com

    Battat is recalling more than 1 million toy keys with a remote control. The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard. Th...
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