by CIO Staff

Lexar Recalls Dangerous Flash Drives

Jul 07, 20061 min

Lexar Media on Thursday recalled certain flash memory drives made in China over fears they could overheat and burn users or cause property damage.

In a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lexar said consumers should stop using the affected products immediately and contact Lexar for a free replacement.

The recall involves approximately 66,000 devices from Lexar’s JumpDrive FireFly family of flash drives, and the metallic silver colored 1GB JumpDrive Secure II. The affected JumpDrive FireFly flash memory drives were sold between April and May for between US$30 and $110. The recalled JumpDrive Secure devices were sold only at Fry’s Electronics in May, for $80, the company said.

Users can find additional information by calling a toll-free hotline at +1-800-248-2798. The number is not free for users calling from outside the United States. Further information can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

-Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service (Taipei Bureau)

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