Fire hazard leads to recall of mobile power packs

Tumi of South Plainfield, NJ has issued a voluntary recall for about 5000 of its mobile power packs, manufactured in China.

The mobile power packs are designed to provide simultaneous DC charges to as many as five small electronic devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs and MP-3 players.

According the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lithium-ion cells used in the mobile power packs can ignite or explode while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Tumi reports that it has received notice of two incidents of small fires associated with the mobile power packs during their initial charge. However, no injuries have been reported.

The recalled mobile power packs were sold through Tumi retail stores, department and specialty stores nationwide and at from August 2007 through March 2008 for about $135.

View the CPSC notice regarding this recall of mobile power packs sold by Tumi of South Plainfield, NJ.