WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Atomi, today announced a voluntary recall of Sharper Image USB wall chargers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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