Iomega has recalled 70,000 faulty Jaz drives, mainly from distributors and dealers in Europe.
The affected drives - which contain a component that fails over time - will be replaced within a few business days, claimed Iomega. About 50,000 of the products are in Europe and a further 20,000 in the US, although nearly all the latter are still in the channel.
The batches of faulty products have the following characteristics:
On one side of the disk is a date between 13 March and 20 April, with letters and numbers below the date ending in MS.
Iomega has established a hotline number in Ireland for concerned customers and resellers (on 353 1 807 5599). It has also set up an Email address at eurosupport @iomega.com with jazmedia in the body of the message.
Drives bought before 24 March are unlikely to be affected by the fault.
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