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Lexar JumpDrives Recalled for Burn Hazard [07/23/2006]

Lexar JumpDrives Recalled for Burn Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Lexar JumpDrive(r) FireFly and 1GB Secure II

Units: About 66,000

Manufacturer: Lexar Media Inc., of Fremont, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled JumpDrives(r) FireFly and Secure II products could overheat, posing a risk of burns to consumers and property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled drives are high speed flash drives used to store, transfer and carry data from one computer to another. This recall only includes Lexar JumpDrive(r) FireFly which is sold in various colors, and Lexar JumpDrive(r) Secure II 1GB which has a metallic silver housing. "Lexar" is embossed on the front of the plastic housing and the capacity is marked on the back. The part number is located on the FireFly's packaging, and on the back of the Secure II 1GB drive.

Sold at: The recalled JumpDrive(r) Firefly drives were sold at discount department, office supply, and electronics stores, and by Web retailers, including, between April and May 2006 for between $30 and $110. The recalled JumpDrive(r) Secure II 1GB drive was sold exclusively at Fry's Electronics in May 2006 for about $80.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled JumpDrive(r) Firefly and Secure II devices and contact Lexar to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lexar at (800) 248-2798 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

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