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Best Buy recalls batteries over fire risk
The Associated Press, The Associated PressLast updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 3:38 PMPosted: Thu Jun 20 00:01:00 PDT 2013
Best Buy is recalling 5,100 replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro due to a fire risk.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that there have been 13 reports that the battery caught fire. One consumer suffered a serious burn on the leg.
Best Buy Co. is voluntarily recalling both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for the notebook computers. The batteries were sold online or shipped to customers through its Geek Squad services from September of 2008 through June of 2012 for about $50.
Best Buy said it is contacting customers to ask them to return the batteries for replacement or for a Best Buy gift card. Company spokesman Jeff Shelman noted that Best Buy is only one of many retailers that may have sold the batteries.
The model number MC-MBOOK13B is on the label of the black battery and MC-BOOK13W is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both. The Associated PressThe Associated Press #post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-reddit {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 60px !important;height: 20px !important;margin-right:8px;}#post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-email {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 71px !important;height: 28px !important;}

Time: 14:24  |  News Code: 282406  |  Site: philly.com
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