GN Netcom Inc. has recalled GN9120 Wireless Headsets. An internal short circuit can cause the lithium-ion polymer batteries to overheat, posing a fire hazard. GN Netcom has received ten reports of incidents involving overheating, including three reports of open flames and property damage to furniture on which the headsets were resting. An additional 37 reports of overheating, three reports of open flames and one report of second degree burns, requiring medical attention, was received outside the U.S.
This recall involves GN9120 wireless headsets with ATL lithium-ion polymer batteries. The headsets are intended primarily for professional use in offices and call centers. The product is sold with three components: a base station, headset and power adapter. “GN Netcom” or “GN9120” is printed on the base station and headset. The affected batteries have part number 603028 and have a white plastic enclosure. The batteries are labeled “Made by ATL (Amperex Technology Ltd.)” and “(ATL P/N 603028).” Batteries sold as a replacement part are labeled “GN9120 battery replacement kit.” For additional information, contact GN Netcom at (877) 803-6467 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jabra.com.
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