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41,000 portable speakers recalled after multiple reports of explosions

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About 41,000 portable speakers is recalled after the company received reports of the speakers to explode, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.

Ion Audio, LLC voluntarily recalled the speakers on Tuesday, including the Sport Express, Cornerstone Cornerstone Glow and Keystone-ION Audio speakers, according to a recall notice.

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The speakers reportedly have batteries that can leak hydrogen gas while they charge. This can cause the speakers to burst, according to the announcement.

Ion Audio, which is the input of the speakers-the manufacturer of Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co., Ltd. — received five reports of explosions, the announcement said.

About 41,000 portable speakers is recalled after the company received five reports of the speakers to explode. Four of the explosions also reportedly involved property damage around the explosion, although the company has not received any reports of injury.
(US CPSC)

Four of the explosions reportedly involved property damage in the neighborhood, although the company has not received any reports of injury.

The Sport Express speakers were sold at Best Buy from June 2018 to May 2019 for approximately $70, while the other speakers were sold at electronics stores across the country and online from March 2016 to March of this year.

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The Cornerstone and the Cornerstone Glow speakers cost about $100, and the Keystone speakers will cost about $200, the recall notice said.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable speakers and contact ION Audio for a refund in the form of a ION Audio gift certificate,” the notice said.

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A full list of the recalled speaker UPC numbers — at the bottom of the speakers — and the units of the physical descriptions can be found on the recall notice.

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