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    • zaax
    • By zaax 5th Aug 15, 1:02 PM
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    EE exploding power bars recalled
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    • 5th Aug 15, 1:02 PM
    EE exploding power bars recalled 5th Aug 15 at 1:02 PM
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/05/ee_recalls_power_bar_after_fire_incident/
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 5th Aug 15, 1:13 PM
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    • #2
    • 5th Aug 15, 1:13 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 1:13 PM
    Only those marked Model No E1-06 are affected. Received a text from EE this morning.
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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 5th Aug 15, 1:16 PM
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    • #3
    • 5th Aug 15, 1:16 PM
    MSE News: EE recalls power bars amid fire safety warning: Check yours now
    • #3
    • 5th Aug 15, 1:16 PM
    If your power bar says 'Model no: E1-06', you should stop using it and return it to your nearest EE store...

    Read the full story:

    EE recalls power bars amid fire safety warning: Check yours now




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    Last edited by Former MSE Helen; 05-08-2015 at 5:09 PM.
    • davethorp
    • By davethorp 5th Aug 15, 2:49 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 2:49 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 2:49 PM
    Energy customers will be able to switch suppliers within 24 hours by 2018, under plans confirmed by the Government...
    Originally posted by MSE Helen
    As good news as that is, I'm not sure how it is relevant
    Last edited by Former MSE Helen; 05-08-2015 at 5:09 PM.

    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 5th Aug 15, 5:10 PM
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    • #5
    • 5th Aug 15, 5:10 PM
    • #5
    • 5th Aug 15, 5:10 PM
    Oops, this has now been corrected. Thanks davethorp.
    • dodgydave69
    • By dodgydave69 5th Aug 15, 5:56 PM
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    • #6
    • 5th Aug 15, 5:56 PM
    • #6
    • 5th Aug 15, 5:56 PM
    Phew...i've got a E1-01 and a E1-04. ;-)
    • HappyMJ
    • By HappyMJ 5th Aug 15, 5:59 PM
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    • #7
    • 5th Aug 15, 5:59 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 5:59 PM
    and I've got a E1-06. So I'll get a 20 voucher...might trade that in for a bluetooth speaker then sell the speaker on. Anyone else have any other suggestions with the 20 voucher?

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    • davethorp
    • By davethorp 5th Aug 15, 6:18 PM
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    • #8
    • 5th Aug 15, 6:18 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 6:18 PM
    E1-01 and E1-03 here. Guess I'm fine

    • bsod
    • By bsod 5th Aug 15, 10:45 PM
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    • #9
    • 5th Aug 15, 10:45 PM
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    • 5th Aug 15, 10:45 PM
    mse seem obsessed with these things.
  • nputtick
    E1-05 overheats, too
    I have an E1-05, and it gets very hot (almost too hot to hold)when charging my iphone from it. I'm going to stop using it, and return it to EE, see what they say.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 6th Aug 15, 3:41 AM
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    I have never swapped it. A mobile addict could have done all sorts of nasty things with a the Power Bar. It could have been used like a rolling pin to crush cocaine, and I could get arrested by drug sniffing police dogs.
    • londonTiger
    • By londonTiger 6th Aug 15, 9:37 AM
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    palmface for EE.

    Sometimes it's best to not bother, first you run out of stock and get a s***storm on social media, next you supply products that dont pass EU safety checks.

    I bet they wish they didnt bother now.
    • kar999
    • By kar999 6th Aug 15, 2:32 PM
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    I haven't checked mine yet but it's a shame you cant use the vouchers for top-ups. I have just got two Summer Sims with free 100GB data (yes Gigabytes!) for two months and they both need a 10 top-up to activate.
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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 6th Aug 15, 4:45 PM
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    Oops, this has now been corrected. Thanks davethorp.
    Originally posted by MSE Helen
    Come on Helen, admit it, that was just a way of sneaking a referral link into an unrelated thread.
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    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 6th Aug 15, 6:55 PM
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    Please can someone point me in the direction of what can be bought with the 20 voucher given for the recall?
    Thanks
    • chib
    • By chib 6th Aug 15, 7:00 PM
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    I have never swapped it. A mobile addict could have done all sorts of nasty things with a the Power Bar. It could have been used like a rolling pin to crush cocaine, and I could get arrested by drug sniffing police dogs.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    And they could have used a bank note to snort the cocaine - time to stop using cash, just in case?
    • molerat
    • By molerat 6th Aug 15, 9:23 PM
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    Please can someone point me in the direction of what can be bought with the 20 voucher given for the recall?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    https://accessories.ee.co.uk/
    https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/donate-now/
    • Sillychuckie
    • By Sillychuckie 7th Aug 15, 11:03 AM
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    Does anyone have any experience yet with their return and voucher issue?

    I returned mine. They said I'd get a text within 72 hours which includes a voucher for the 20, but, I had to just trust them on that. They wouldn't give me any receipt or anything to confirm I had handed it back in.

    Thankfully, I did get a text later which said "Thanks for returning your EE Power Bar. We will be in touch as soon as we have concluded our testing with further details", so I have evidence of the return at least... but I'm still just 'crossing fingers' for the 20 voucher code.

    Would be nice to hear if others had received them?

    SC.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 7th Aug 15, 4:28 PM
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    They give you the voucher in store cut from a cheap photocopied sheet ....... the voucher number to enter into the checkout is 44/drop the 0/rest of your phone number in the form 07777123456. Valid 30 days from the date of issue. We got the text while we were still standing at the desk.

    edit ..... they wrote it wrongly on the voucher
    Last edited by molerat; 08-08-2015 at 1:11 PM.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 8th Aug 15, 1:05 PM
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    Has anyone actually managed to use a code - have tried 2 and comes up code not found - if it is a power bar voucher ensure you have waited 24 hours. We were given the codes on Thursday so it looks like something else EE have !!!!ed up as per normal.


    Scrub that, see edit to post above.
    Last edited by molerat; 08-08-2015 at 1:22 PM.
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