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Recall: Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops

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On 2010-04-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2009 for about $89 to $149.

About 500,000 units are involved in this Comarco power adapter recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Power Supplies & Adapters category in 2010.

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Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.regcen.com/comarcorecall
Phone: (877) 781-5186

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What is the problem?

Faulty wiring can cause the connector tips to heat and melt the plastic encasing the connector tips, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for Laptops. Only models with the following SKU numbers are affected by this recall: APA23US-02, APA23US-03, APA23US-04, APA63US-03, APA63US-04, APM62US-03 and APM62US-04. The SKU number can be found on the underside of the adapter unit.

These items were sold new+ at WalMart, Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Amazon.com and other retailers nationwide from June 2009 through March 2010 for between $89 and 109 for adapters for wall outlets only and for between $129 and $149 for adapters for both wall outlets and car/airplane use.

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 adapter and contact Comarco to receive instructions on returning the unit for a free refurbished replacement.

For additional information, contact Comarco toll-free at (877) 781-5186 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.regcen.com/comarcorecall.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received 518 incidents of the connector tips heating, 53 of which resulted in the melting of the plastic casings. Eight consumers have reported a finger tip or hand burn. No reports of medical attention were received.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.