Lexar JumpDrives Recalled for Burn Hazard

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This question was answered on August 8, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed

Name of Product: Lexar JumpDrive® FireFly and 1GB Secure II

Units: About 66,000

Manufacturer: Lexar Media Inc., of Fremont, Calif

Hazard: The recalled JumpDrives® FireFly and Secure II products could overheat, posing a risk of burns to consumers and property damage

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recalled drives are high speed flash drives used to store, transfer and carry data from one computer to another This recall only includes Lexar JumpDrive® FireFly which is sold in various colors, and Lexar JumpDrive® Secure II 1GB which has a metallic silver housing “Lexar” is embossed on the front of the plastic housing and the capacity is marked on the back The part number is located on the FireFly’s packaging, and on the back of the Secure II 1GB drive.

JumpDrive® FireFly

Capacity Part Number

256MB (red) JDFF256-431RU

JDFF256-264

JDFF256-445RU

512MB (lime green) JDFF512-431EM

1GB (blue) JDFF1GB-431TO

2GB (black) JDFF2GB-431BK

JumpDrive® Secure II 1GB

Part Number

JDSE1GB-00-500 Rev H and 3052-1GBA-2006

3052-1GBA-2106

3052-1GBA-1906

3052-1GBA-1806

Sold at: The recalled JumpDrive® Firefly drives were sold at discount department, office supply, and electronics stores, and by Web retailers, including www.lexar.com, between April and May 2006 for between $30 and $110 The recalled JumpDrive® Secure II 1GB drive was sold exclusively at Fry’s Electronics in May 2006 for about $80.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled JumpDrive® Firefly and Secure II devices and contact Lexar to receive a free replacement product

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lexar at (800) 248-2798 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.lexar.com

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on August 8, 2006