About 88,000 speakers sold at Best Buy, Amazon may burst if overcharged

About 88,000 speakers sold at Best Buy, Amazon may burst if overcharged

(WAFB) - ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder Bluetooth Speakers that were sold nationwide at Academy Sports, Cabela’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, and online at Amazon between January of 2018 and December of 2018 may burst when the batteries are overcharged.

The speakers were also sold in Costco stores nationwide from October of 2016 to January of 2017.

An alert from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) stated that ECOXGEAR reported five incidents of speaker batteries bursting and fragmenting. This included two incidents of property damage to the surrounding area.

The recalled speaker is black in color with a rubber slip mat on top. It is about 20 inches tall and 15 inches wide. There are four versions that have a color accent around the front speaker and a matching rubber slip mat.

This photo shows a top view of the recalled ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder Bluetooth Speakers where the slip mat and color accent around the front speaker can be easily seen.
This photo shows a top view of the recalled ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder Bluetooth Speakers where the slip mat and color accent around the front speaker can be easily seen. (Source: USCPSC)

There is a storage compartment located on the left side of the speaker. The model number is labeled on the inside door of the speaker’s storage compartment.

Model Number UPC Code
GDI-EXBM900 (Orange) 819127010331
GDI-EXBM901 (Black) 819127010348
GDI-EXBM904 (Yellow) 819127011796
GDI-EXBM907 (Red) 819127011802
GDI-EXBM913 (Blue) 819127011819
Use this photo as a guide to check your speakers.
Use this photo as a guide to check your speakers. (Source: USCPSC)

ECOXGEAR representatives can be contacted directly at 800-903-9664 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions about the recall.

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