Recall: Digital Concepts Compact Travel Battery Charger
On 2012-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Digital Concepts Compact Travel Battery Charger due to a potential electrocution or electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $10.
About 50,000 units are involved in this Sakar International battery charger recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Batteries & Chargers (Universal) category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 397-8200
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What is the problem?
The plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries, is silver colored and has a sticker on the top which says "Digital Concepts" and "Compact Travel Charger". This recall involves item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS which are identified with the date code MID#: 0801110. Both numbers can be found on the white label on the underside of the charger. Also on the underside are three screws and a retractable power plug.
These items were sold new+ at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers (Ocean State Job Lot) and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012 for about $10.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery charger and contact Sakar International Inc. for a replacement product.
For additional information, contact Sakar International Inc. toll free at (877)397-8200 at any time or visit the firm's website at www.sakar.com/recall
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Sakar International has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, or of electrocution or electric shock. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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