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Sharper Image USB Wall Chargers Recalled by Atomi Due to Fire, Burn Hazards




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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
October 11, 2012 | 1455 views | Post a comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sharper Image USB wall chargers

Units: About 80,000

Importer: Atomi, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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 ½ inches high by 1 ½ inches wide. "The Sharper Image" is printed on the top. The model number is printed on bottom of the charger,

Sold 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall chargers and contact Atomi for instructions on returning the chargers for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Atomi; Phone (800) 790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@atominy.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13007.html
 
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