Cloud Engines Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., has recalled its Pogoplug Video file sharing device. This includes about 9,500 in the United States and 1,500 in Canada. The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames. Cloud Engines has received three reports of the units overheating. One device caught fire, one device emitted smoke, and one device melted, damaging the desk it was on. This recall involves the Pogoplug Video file sharing device. The device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. It 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. “Model: Pogoplug Video” is listed on a label on the bottom of the device. The device was sold at Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&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 device, and contact Cloud Engines to receive a refund or replacement device. For additional information, contact Cloud Engines toll-free at (866) 582-6651, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website at www.pogoplug.com.
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