Lexar recalls 66,000 USB flash drives

Peripheral and storage device maker Lexar, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of some 66,000 Lexar FireFly and 1 GB Secure II USB flash drives because the units could overheat and present a risk of burn, fire, or injury. The FireFly drives were sold in red, green, blue, and black housings in capacities ranging from 256 MB to 2 GB; the 1 GB Secure II drive shipped in a silver casing. The FireFly drives were sold via numerous consumer electronics and retail outlets (as well as online vendors) during April and May 2006 at prices ranging from $30 to $110; the recalled 1 GB Secure II drives were sold exclusive at Fry’s Electronics during May 2006. Customers should stop using the recalled drives immediately and contact Lexar via their Web site or at 800/248-2798 to receive a free replacement. Recalled part numbers are as follows:

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