Recall news

AP News
Posted: Oct 10, 2012 2:01 PM

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: Sharper Image USB wall chargers imported by Atomi of New York, N.Y.; sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx stores and on various websites from October 2011 through September 2012. 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 wall chargers were manufactured in China.

WHY: The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 80,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Atomi at 800-790-1440 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.