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Safety Alert

Jackco Transnational Recalls ZETA Battery Pack Due to Fire Hazard

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: ZETA by Jackco Pocket Jump Starter – Deluxe Set

Hazard: The battery packs can overheat, split apart and melt the battery pack's enclosure, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Jackco Transnational toll-free at (888) 452-2526 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.jackco.com and click on "Pocket Jump Starter Product Recall" for more information or send an e-mail to recall@jackco.com.

Units: About 5,000

Description: The ZETA by Jackco Pocket Jump Starter - Deluxe Set contains a battery pack used to jump start vehicles and charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The set comes in a black canvas case with red trim and a black handle. When closed, the case measures about 9 inches long by 8.5 inches wide by 3 inches deep and weighs about 2 pounds. The interior is black with mesh pockets. ZETA is printed on the front of the case in red and blue letters. The set includes mini jump clamps, universal cable for laptop charging, 12V accessory cable and USB cable with adapters. The battery pack has three Power Ports – 19 Volt, 12 Volt and 5 Volt -- and can be plugged into an AC wall outlet or a 12-volt car charger for recharging. The lithium-ion battery pack is white and 6 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch deep. A silver product label with Model Number ZT50420 printed in black is found on the backside of the recalled battery pack. Under this product label is a second product label containing the date code: XM201407XXXXXX, which translates to July 2014, the date of manufacturing.

Incidents/Injuries: Jackco Transnational has received 487 reports of battery failure, and two reports of a fire resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Pocket Jump Starter and contact Jackco Transnational for instructions on how to dispose of the product and how to obtain a refund for the purchase price. Consumers without a receipt will receive $110.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com from July 2014 to January 2015 for between $110 and $140.

Importer: Jackco Transnational, Inc., of Azusa, California.

Manufactured in: China