Lexar Recalls 66,000 USB JumpDrives

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Peripheral and storage device maker Lexar, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of some 66,000 Lexar FireFly and 1 GB Secure II USB flash drives because the units could overheat and present a risk of burn, fire, or injury.

The FireFly drives were sold in red, green, blue, and black housings in capacities ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB; the 1 GB Secure II drive shipped in a silver casing. The FireFly drives were sold via numerous consumer electronics and retail outlets (as well as online vendors) during April and May 2006 at prices ranging from $30 to $110; the recalled 1 GB Secure II drives were sold exclusive at Fry’s Electronics during May 2006.

Customers should stop using the recalled drives immediately and contact Lexar via their Web site or at 800/248-2798 to receive a free replacement. Recalled part numbers are as follows:

JumpDrive FireFly

Capacity Part Number
256 MB (red) JDFF256-431RU
JDFF256-264
JDFF256-445RU
512 MB (lime green) JDFF512-431EM
1 GB (blue) JDFF1GB-431TO
2 GB (black) JDFF2GB-431BK

JumpDrive Secure II 1 GB

Part Number
JDSE1GB-00-500 Rev H and 3052-1GBA-2006
3052-1GBA-2106
3052-1GBA-1906
3052-1GBA-1806