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Whistler Portable Jumpstart Recall due to Fire Hazard

jumpstartWhistler has announced a recall of their portable jumpstart power supplies. The jumpstart’s lithium battery can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire hazard.

The recall includes 10,400 jumpstarts in the U.S. They were sold at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide, and online at, and from May 2014 to October 2014 for between $60 and $120. No injuries have been reported, but Whistler has received 45 reports of jumpstart and power supply units overheating and melting, including 18 reports of fire, resulting in approximately $16,000 in property damage.

This recall involves Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart & Power Supply 12V power supplies, with model numbers starting with WJS-3000. They are pocket-sized and were sold in red, black, yellow and pink. They have detachable jumper cables, a built-in LED flashlight, and a USB port to charge electronic devices. The Jump&Go and Whistler logos are printed on the front of the unit.

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Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled jumpstart and contact Whistler for a free replacement.

Source: CPSC


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