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Aug 11 2011

Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device Due To Fire Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability
Are there dangerous and defective products in your home, which represent a potential fatal hazard to your or your family? One of the best ways to find out is by keeping updated on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, Alabama product liability attorney Keith T. Belt says
Importer Cloud Engines Inc. of San  Francisco, Calif. has recalled the 9,500 Pogoplug Video file sharing devices sold in the United States and 1,500 in Canada.These units can overheat or catch fire,  emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames. Cloud Engines has received three reports of the units  overheating with one device catching fire, one device emitting smoke, one device  melting and damaging the desk it was on.
This recall involves the  Pogoplug Video file sharing device, which is a black desktop electronics  box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. This device is  used to stream and share videos, photos, and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word  “Pogoplug” on the side and “Model Pogoplug Video” is listed on a label at the  bottom of the device.
These devices were manufactured in China and sold at Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.comJ&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style from March 2011 through June 2011 for  about $200. Consumers should  immediately stop using and unplug the devices, and contact Cloud Engines to receive a refund or replacement  device.
For additional information, contact Cloud Engines toll-free at (866) 582-6651 between 9 a.m. and  5 p.m. PT, by e-mail at videorecall@cloudengines.com or  visit the firm’s website at www.pogoplug.com.
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