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Safety Alert

Best Buy Recalls ATG Replacement Batteries for the MacBook Pro Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

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: ATG lithium-ion batteries

Hazard: The battery can catch fire while charging.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: Best Buy toll-free at (888) 737-6954 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT daily or e-mail bestbuypartexchange@decisionone.com, or online at www.bestbuy.com, and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 5,100

Description: This recall involves both black and white ATG lithium-ion replacement batteries for MacBook Pro notebook computers. Model number "MC-MBOOK13B" is on the label of the black battery and model number "MC-BOOK13W" is on the label of the white battery. The ATG logo is on both batteries.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 13 reports that the battery caught fire, including one report of a serious burn to a consumer's leg.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery, remove it from the computer and contact Best Buy for a replacement Apple brand battery or a $50 Best Buy gift card as a full refund. Best Buy is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at: Bestbuy.com and Partstore.com, or shipped to customers through the Geek Squad Protection fulfillment at Best Buy from September 2008 through June 2012 for about $50.

Importer: BTI Corp., of Las Vegas

Manufactured in: China