AT&T: Quickfire pulled for charging issues

Aaron Baker
Writer from  Dallas, TX
| Published: February 26, 2009

So, as much as we would like to believe that AT&T's Quickfire was pulled for other reasons, it appears that the company's official PR statement centers on the charging port.  The carrier will be sending the following statement to customers via text message and e-mail:

"Please take special care when charging your Quickfire GTX75 mobile phone. There have been a few reports of significant overheating of the phone when the AC Charger adapter is inserted incorrectly and forced into the phone. The clearly marked, embossed arrow on the AC Charger adapter should always be face-up on the same side as the display screen of the Quickfire when it is inserted into the phone. See the diagram below for proper positioning and insertion of the AC Charger adapter into the phone. You should never force the AC Charger adapter into the phone." (AT&T)

According to the message, individuals were plugging the charger into the port incorrectly, thus causing the phone to charge improperly and potentially catch fire.  Check out the diagram below for the proper way to charge the device.  Two things come to mind here: (1) How many reports are ?a few,? and (2) how ironic is the phone's name?

Source: BGR


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