Defects are common in most products, but dangers from a thumbdrive, thats really new. Lexar is recalling all 66,000 of its defective thumb drive due to the risk of causing burns to consumers and property damage. Lexar, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling a total of five different models, the 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB JumpDrive FireFly and the 1GB JumpDrive Secure II. According to the CPSC, 66,000 of the faulty units were sold between April and May of this year. although so far no injuries have been reported, consumers are advised to stop using affected models immediately.
[via The Inquirer]