Manufacturer: MobilePower LLC
Product: MobilePower Instant Boost 500 power packs
Hazard: The power packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: MobilePower has received 13 reports of smoke and fire coming from the power packs. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves MobilePower Instant Boost 500, 6-in-1 Power, multi-function power packs with model number 2013, QVC SKU# V31873 and serial number MPC-060512-25. The model and serial numbers are located on the back panel on a white label next to the inverter fan. MobilePower Instant Boost 500 is printed on the front of the units. The power packs can supply AC or DC power and can recharge by either plugging into an electrical outlet or a DC accessory port or cigarette lighter port in your vehicle. They have two A/C outlets, a USB port, car battery jumper cables, and an air hose outlet to inflate tires. The power packs weigh 20 lbs., are black and blue color and measure about 9 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 8 inches long.
Remedy: Replace. Consumers should stop using the recalled power packs immediately and contact QVC for instructions to return the units for a free replacement. MobilePower and QVC are contacting customers directly.
Sold At: QVC from October 2012 through December 2012 for about $97.
Units: About 9,800
Consumer Contact: QVC at (800) 367-9444 from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.qvc.com and click on Product Recall Info for more information.