CPSC: Wireless Phone Chargers
On 2018-05-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Wireless Phone Chargers due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2018.
About 3,000 units are involved in this 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The wireless phone charger can overheat while in use, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves wireless smart phone chargers with model number AC16B printed on the bottom. The recalled chargers are circular and have clear edges and a white plastic center with black trim. They measure about 3.9" in diameter and 0.4" tall . A black USB cable is included with the chargers.
These items were sold new+ at Distributed as a free promotional item to attendees at the FICO World tradeshow in Miami Beach, Florida and other events and the ad specialty channel in April 2018.
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 chargers and contact Bluefin for a full refund.
Bluefin toll-free at 877-211-7220 ext. 145 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.logoincluded.com and click on the recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the phone chargers overheating. 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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