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3rd April 2009

Best Buy Announces Two Product Recalls Due To Fire Hazard

Recall Hotline: 1 800 233 0462

Best Buy CanadaBurnabyBest Buy Canada has announced the voluntary recall of the following two products due to potential fire hazards. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

For additional information, call (800) 233-0462 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit Best Buy Canada’s website.

Recall of Certain Rocketfish Universal Portable Power Sources

Name of product: Rocketfish Model RF-INV80 Universal AC/DC/USB Portable Power Sources

Units: About 90

Importer: Best Buy Canada Ltd. of Burnaby, B.C.

Hazard: While charging the battery, the power source can unexpectedly ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Best Buy has received three reports of fires in the United States resulting in minor property damage. No injuries reported.

Description: This recall involved Rocketfish Universal AC/DS/USB portal
power sources with model number RF-INV80. The model number is printed on the back of the power source and “Rocketfish” in printed on the cover.

Sold exclusively at: Best Buy stores in Canada and through internet sales from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $130.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power sources and contact Best Buy to receive a gift card for the value of the product.

Recall of Certain Insignia 26-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Televisions

Name of product: Insignia 26-inch flat panel LCD model IS-LCDTV26 televisions

Units: About 1500

Importer: Best Buy Canada Ltd. of Burnaby, B.C.

Hazard: The television’s power supply can fail, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Best Buy has received three reports of fires in the United States that include damage to the television and wall. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands.

Description: This recall involves Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD televisions, model number IS-LCDTV26. The model number is printed on the back of the television and the word “INSIGNIA” is printed on the bottom front. No other Insignia model televisions are involved in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Best Buy and Future Shop stores in Canada and through Best Buy internet sales from June 2005 through July 2006 for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled televisions and contact Best Buy hotline to receive a gift card for the value of a replacement television.

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