WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company has voluntarily initiated a nationwide
safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units.
Friday night they announced a voluntary recall of 2.6 million power units it has sold. The recall was initiated after the company say they received consumer complaints about malfunctioning batteries. The malfunction may cause the power unit to overheat and create a fire risk.
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company confirms they received 10 complaints related to the power unit. No injuries have been reported.
An investigation has been launched to find the cause. In the meantime the recalled products will remain off the market until the investigation is complete, the company says in a news release.
Consumers with Vuse Vibe vapor products should stop using them and should not charge the power unit. You're asked to call the company's toll free number: 1-800-369-8200 or go to their website to get information on how to return Vuse Vibe power units and receive a refund.
Please note: Vuse Solo and Vuse Ciro, which use different battery components, are not included in this recall. No similar incidents have been reported to the Company about these products.
The Company is committed to providing products of the highest quality, and we regret the inconvenience this will cause our consumers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been informed about the issue and will be working directly with the Agency on the voluntary recall.