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May 23, 2019

More Than 41,000 Portable Speakers Recalled After Multiple Reports Of Explosions

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Approximately 41,000 portable ION Audio speakers were voluntarily recalled after a hydrogen gas leak in the batteries caused explosions. 

As reported by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, several speakers burst while charging, "posing an explosion hazard." 

The recall notice stated that customers would receive a refund. The affected speakers include Sport-Express, Cornerstone, Cornerstone Glow, and Keystone ION Audio.

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Customers who purchased the following speakers should stop using the products immediately and contact their nearest ION Audio stores:

  • The Cornerstone and Cornerstone Glow speakers, triangular in shape with a white outer casing; 14 inches wide and 10 inches tall. 
  • The Keystone speaker, square with a white casing and gray center; 8 inches wide and 9 inches tall. 
  • The Sport Express speaker, black in color and has two knobs on the front with a neon blue lit clock; 9 inches wide and 9 inches tall. 

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Ion Audio – which imports the speakers from manufacturer Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co., Ltd. – received several reports of explosions.

As reported by Fox News, four of the explosions resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported as yet. 

Back in January, Toyota was forced to recall more than 1.7 million vehicles due to the Takata inflators used which rendered the airbags defective.  

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