Sharper Image USB Wall Charger recall announced for Fire and Burn Concerns

Sharper Image USB Wall Charger is being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall for Sharper Image USB wall charger units because they could overheat, smoke, and emit unpleasant smells. There is a concern that the malfunctioning product could cause burns and possibly a fire.

Around 80,000 of the Sharper Image USB wall chargers are being recalled. Atomi, based in New York, NY, who is also recalling the product, imported them. They announced the recall after receiving 13 reports of the units overheating, smoking and emitting a harsh smell. No people were injured.

The units were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, and online at a variety of websites. They were priced between $8 and $13 and were sold from October 2011 through September 2012.

The Sharper Image USB wall charger has a model number of either “TSI202” or “TSI260.” The chargers will work for a variety of electronics that use USB connectors to recharge the battery, such as an MP3 player. They have a black plastic enclosure and are around 2 ½ inches tall by 1 ½ inches wide. The words “The Sharper Image” are printed on the top of the unit, while the model number can be found on the bottom.

Consumers who have the recalled USB charger should not use it. They are asked to contact Atomi to get instructions on how to return it to get a full refund. Atomi can be reached toll-free at (800) 790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

By: N Wilson

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