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.