Recall: Street Charge solar powered mobile device charging stations
On 2017-11-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Street Charge solar powered mobile device charging stations due to a potential impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2014 for about $5500 to $10000.
About 100 units are involved in this Goal Zero solar powered charging stations recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Solar Related category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The weld connecting the top and bottom posts can fail and allow the top post to fall, posing an impact hazard to nearby consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Street Charge solar powered charging stations used to charge up to six mobile devices at a time. The charging stations are approximately 150 inches tall by 63 inches wide by 54 inches deep. Aluminum panels cover three sides of the tree-shaped charging station's top post. "Street Charge" is etched on the product panels.
These items were sold new+ at Colleges, stadiums and other public facilities nationwide from October 2014 through February 2017 for between $5,500 and $10,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations until a free inspection and repair of weld connections is conducted by Goal Zero. The firm is notifying all known customers.
Goal Zero toll-free at 877-897-3193 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.goalzero.com and click on "Product Notifications" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the top post detaching. 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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