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DGL Group Recalls Vibe USB Mobile Power Bars Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Five Below

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Vibe USB Mobile Power Bar

Hazard: The power bar can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: DGL Group toll-free at (888) 456-4251 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.dglusa.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

Units: About 99,000

Description: This recall involves Vibe USB mobile power bars also known as portable USB power supply or portable chargers. The power bars were sold in black, white, blue, green, pink and purple. The rectangular-shaped power bars measure one square inch by three inches long and have a cord with key ring attached at the end. "Power Bank" is embossed on the face of the device. "Vibe" and "Power Bar" are printed on the front of the black packaging along with an image of the device in one of the six colors. Model number FB-Bar is printed below the UPC code on the bottom of the packaging

Incidents/Injuries: DGL Group has received six reports of incidents involving melted parts, smoking, leaking batteries and fire resulting in reports of bursting power bars and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power bar, unplug it from the electrical outlet and return it to the DGL Group for a full refund and a $5 coupon towards another purchase at Five Below.

Sold exclusively at: Five Below stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014 for about $5.

Importer: DGL Group Ltd., of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured in: China