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Best Buy Recalls ATG Replacement Batteries for the MacBook Pro Due to Fire, Burn Hazards (Recall Alert)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports:

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Details

Units – About 5,100

Description

This recall involves both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for MacBook Pro notebook computers. Model number MC-MBOOK13B is on the label of the black battery and model number MC-BOOK13W is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both batteries.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumers leg.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery, remove it from the computer and contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund. Best Buy is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at:

Bestbuy.com and Partstore.com, or shipped to customers through the Geek Squad Protection fulfillment at Best Buy from September 2008 through June 2012 for about $50.

Importer

BTI Corp., of Las Vegas

Manufactured in China

For more information, visit:
http://goo.gl/CFUVw

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