Wall chargers recalled
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:00 pm
By The Associated Press
The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Sharper Image USB wall chargers imported by Atomi of New York, N.Y.; sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx stores and on various websites from October 2011 through September 2012. The wall chargers are used to recharge electronic devices through a USB connection including MP3 players and other devices. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 2 1/2 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide. “The Sharper Image” is printed on the top. The model number is printed on bottom of the charger. The wall chargers were manufactured in China.
WHY: The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 80,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Atomi at 800-790-1440 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
Published in The Messenger 10.16.12