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Whistler jump starters recalled for fire hazards

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A fire hazard has prompted a nationwide recall of more than 10,000 pocket-sized portable jump start power supplies.

The recall involves jump-and-go portable jump start and power supply units with model numbers starting with WJS-3000.

The lithium battery in these units can overheat, melt and catch fire.

Whistler, which manufactures the products, has received 45 reports of overheating and melting, including 18 reports of fires.

No injuries have been reported.

The products were sold in red, black, yellow and pink at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Sears.com and Staples.com from May 2014 to October 2014. 

Consumers can contact Whistler for a free replacement. 

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