ION Audio Recalls Portable Speakers Due to Explosion Hazard

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WASHINGTON, -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following recall alert on ION Audio portable speakers:

Hazard: Hydrogen gas can leak from the portable speaker battery when charging and the speaker can burst, posing an explosion hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date:

Units: About 41,000

Consumer Contact: ION Audio toll-free at 833-682-0371 from , or online at www.ionaudio.com and click on recalls located at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves the Sport Express, Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow, and Keystone ION Audio portable speakers. The Sport Express speaker is black in color and has two knobs on the front with a neon blue lit clock. It is about 9 inches wide and 9 inches tall. The Cornerstone and Cornerstone Glow speakers are triangular in shape, have a white outer casing, and are 14 inches wide and 10 inches tall. The Keystone speaker is square with a white casing and gray center. It is about 8 inches wide and 9 inches tall. The UPC number is located on the bottom of the speakers.

View table at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/ION-Audio-Recalls-Portable-Speakers-Due-to-Explosion-Hazard

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable speakers and contact ION Audio for a refund in the form of an ION Audio gift card.

Incidents/Injuries: Ion Audio has received five reports of speakers exploding including four incidents resulting in property damage to the surrounding area. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Sport Express was sold exclusively at Best Buy from through for about $70. Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow, and Keystone were sold at various electronics stores nationwide and online from through . Cornerstone and Cornerstone Glow sold for about $100 and the Keystone sold for about $200.

Manufacturer(s): Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co., Ltd., China

Importer(s): ION Audio LLC, of Cumberland, Rhode Island

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 19-124

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -- contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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