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:
|256 MB (red)|| JDFF256-431RU
|512 MB (lime green)||JDFF512-431EM|
|1 GB (blue)||JDFF1GB-431TO|
|2 GB (black)||JDFF2GB-431BK|
JumpDrive Secure II 1 GB
|JDSE1GB-00-500 Rev H||and|| 3052-1GBA-2006