WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/11/12) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of about 80,000 units of Sharper Image USB wall chargers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Imported by Atomi, of New York, N.Y., these chargers have been known to overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to the owners. Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The chargers were 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. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall chargers and contact Atomi for instructions on returning the chargers for a full refund.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
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