Popkiller Recalls USB Chargers, Adapters and Cables Due to Fire and Electric Shock Hazards
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: USB car charger adapter, power adapters and 8-pin charger cables.
Hazard: Improperly mounted plug blades, and inadequate electronic circuitry create a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Popkiller toll-free at (888) 345-0724 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.popkiller.us and click on "About Us" located at the bottom of the home page, then click "Important Recall Notice" for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Popkiller-Recalls-USB-Chargers-Adapters-and-Cables/
Units: About 2,500
Description: This recall involves Popkiller mini USB car charger power adapters, universal USB power adapters and 8-pin USB data sync charging cables. The car charger has model number HHT-001 located on the flat side of the charger below the USB port. The charger measures 2 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter at its widest point. The Universal USB Power adapter has model number A1265 printed directly above the plug blades on the grey surface. The adapter measures 1.5 inches at its longest point and 1 inch wide. There is no model number printed on the 8-pin USB charging cables. All of the recalled products are sold separately and come in the colors red, orange, green, blue, purple and pink.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the phone accessories and return the product to a store where sold or send to Popkiller Headquarters for a full merchandise credit.
Sold at: Popkiller retail locations in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California, from June 2013 through April 2014 for about $4.50 to $6.50.
Manufacturer: Shenzhen Qiwei Electronic Co., Ltd., Guangdong, China
Manufactured in: China
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