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160,000 Jitterbug cell phones recalled

Consumer Reports News: May 22, 2009 03:24 PM

Samsung Jitterbug phones recalled: the SPH-a120, left, and SPH-a110, right. (Click to enlarge.) [Photo: CPSC]

Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall of Jitterbug cell phones, some of which can fail to connect to 911 under some circumstances.

Affected model numbers are SPH-a110 and SPH-a120 with version BB14 software.

The CPSC reports that Samsung and Jitterbug are contacting customers directly to schedule a free software upgrade. If you own one of the recalled models and haven't yet been contacted, call Samsung toll-free at (866) 304-4980.

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