Mophie has issued a recall for its Juice Pack Air battery case for the fourth generation iPod touch, and Best Buy is recalling the Rocketfish iPhone 3G and 3GS RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Case, as well. In both instances, the cases can potentially overheat and cause burns or damage your iPhone or iPod touch.
mophie’s juice pack air
The Mophie website states “mophie has determined that in a small number of juice pack air™ units (JPAT…) for the iPod touch 4th generation may short-circuit causing the unit to potentially over heat. In extreme conditions, it is possible for the plastic to deform and damage the iPod touch. You should stop using these units immediately.”
Juice pack air owners can visit the mophie website to request a replacement unit.
Best Buy’s Rocketfish battery pack
The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency said that the Rocketfish case “can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.”
The Rocketfish case is available through Best Buy in the U.S., and Future Shop in Canada. Best Buy is offering U.S. customers a US$70 gift card in exchange for their defective case, and Best Buy in Canada, along with Future Shop, will give customers a CA$105 gift card for their defective case.