Pikachu-themed batteries are being recalled because they overheat

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Pikachu can’t recharge your phone any more.

The electric-type Pokémon — and the world’s most recognisable electric rodent — is now the face of the latest battery-related product recall.

The Pokémon Company — which manages the Pokémon franchise — released a warning yesterday on its website (link in Japanese) regarding two of its Pokémon-themed batteries, which were adorned with an image of Pikachu and the series’ Pokéballs.

The Pokéball-themed battery.

The Pokéball-themed battery.

Image: The Pokemon Company

The Pikachu-themed battery.

The Pikachu-themed battery.

Image: The Pokemon Company

Users have observed the batteries becoming abnormally hot and generating smoke, …

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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