Lexar Media Inc. on Thursday recalled certain flash memory drives made in China over fears they could overheat and burn users or cause property damage.

In a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lexar said consumers should stop using the affected products immediately and contact Lexar for a free replacement.

The recall involves around 66,000 devices from Lexar’s JumpDrive FireFly family of flash drives, and the metallic silver colored 1G-byte JumpDrive Secure II. The affected JumpDrive Firefly flash memory drives were sold between April and May this year, for between US$30 and $110. The recalled JumpDrive Secure devices were sold only at Fry’s Electronics in May, for $80, the company said.

Users can find additional information by calling a toll free hotline at +1-800-248-2798. The number is not free for users calling from outside the U.S. Further information can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06205.html



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