Counterfeit Blackberry-brand batteries recalled

Asurion of Smyrna, TN has recalled about 470,000 counterfeit Blackberry-brand cell phone batteries, distributed in refurbished Blackberry-branded devices.

According to the company, the counterfeit batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.  Asurion says that it has received two reports of counterfeit batteries overheating, causing minor burns to one consumer, and minor property damage.

The counterfeit batteries were included with refurbished Blackberry-brand cell phones, distributed nationwide between March 2004 and October by Asurion under a handset protection claim program.

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