EE not renewing (exploding) power bars

EE has finally confirmed that it will not bring back EE Power Bars after a it came to light that the bars posed fire safety risks due to overheating.

EE had recalled over 500,000 Power Bars last year and had offered £20 vouchers to affected users to spend on accessories until the Power Bars were returned.

Over 500,000 impacted as EE recalls overheating Power Bar

“Our EE Power Bar promotion had a hugely positive response from our customers, however after careful consideration we've decided not to bring it back," said an EE spokesperson to Mobile Today.

"We still sell a wide range of chargers and power packs to keep our customer connected. We’ll share news shortly about ways to stay connected at Glastonbury and the summer festival season, as well as some exciting new loyalty offers throughout the summer,” the spokesperson added.

Returned your recalled EE Power bar? Now claim your £20 voucher

The controversy on EE's Power Bars reached its zenith last year when a medical student in Aberdeen escaped an EE power bar explosion with minor burns. She said the power bar went "like a firework" and set her room on fire. Once it blew up, it caused a loud bang and shot across her room, narrowly missing her head. The overheating issues were found plaguing only power bars belonging to a batch named E1-06, all of which were recalled last year following the incident in Aberdeen.

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