Recall: USB Cord & Wall Chargers for iPhone 5/5S
On 2015-09-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding USB Cord & Wall Chargers for iPhone 5/5S due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2014 for about $13.
About 3,000 units are involved in this MiWorld Accessories usb charger recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Telephones & Cell Phones category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The chargers can overheat and catch fire while in use, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves wall chargers with USB cords that are used to charge the iPhone 5 and 5S. The chargers have a geometric print in mint green and peach colors. Style numbers CRGT-003 or CRGT-004 are printed on the UPC sticker on the back side of the package. "Charlotte Russe" and "USB Cord & Wall Charger for iPhone 5/5S" are printed on the packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Charlotte Russe stores nationwide during October 2014 for about $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 recalled chargers and contact MiWorld for a full refund.
MiWorld Accessories toll-free at 877-936-6677 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or online at www.miworldaccessories.com and click on "Product Recall Click Here for More Info" button for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There has been one report of the charger catching on fire. 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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