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Battery jump-starter recalled

Arkansas-based the Whistler Group has recalled its Jump & Go portable jumpstart and power supply because it poses a fire hazard. The item’s lithium battery can overheat, melt the unit and catch fire. There have been 45 incidents reported, including 18 fires – one of which resulted in $16,000 in property damage.

The device is used to jumpstart vehicles or as a portable charger and 12-volt power supply. The affected units have model numbers starting with WJS-3000.

Made in China, the devices were sold through Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart,, and from May 2014 to October 2014. Customers should stop using the unit and call 1-855-667-9081 for a free replacement.