Sharper Image USB Wall Chargers Recalled by Atomi Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Sharper Image USB wall chargers
Hazard: The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Atomi; Phone (800) 790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com.
Units: About 80,000
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 1/2 inches wide. "The Sharper Image" is printed on the top. The model number is printed on bottom of the charger.
Incidents/Injuries: Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall chargers and contact Atomi for instructions on returning the chargers for a full refund.
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.
Importer: Atomi, of New York, N.Y.
Manufactured in: China
Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13007.html
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission