Recall: Sharper Image USB Wall Chargers
On 2012-10-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Sharper Image USB Wall Chargers due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2011 for about $8 to $13.
About 80,000 units are involved in this Atomi usb charger recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Batteries & Chargers (Universal) category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 790-1440
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What is the problem?
The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Sharper Image USB wall chargers with model numbers TSI202 and TSI260. 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 2.5 inches high by 1.5 inches wide. "The Sharper Image" is printed on the top. The model number is printed on bottom of the charger.
These items were sold new+ at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning and TJ Maxx stores and on various websites from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8 and $13.
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 wall chargers and contact Atomi for instructions on returning the chargers for a full refund.
Atomi Phone (800)790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. 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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