Sakar International Recalls Battery Chargers Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger
Units: About 48,000
Importer: Sakar International Inc. of Edison, N.J.
Hazard: The plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.
Incidents/Injuries: Sakar International has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, or of electrocution or electric shock. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries, is silver colored and has a sticker on the top which says Digital Concepts and Compact Travel Charger. This recall involves item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS which are identified with the date code MID#: 0801110. Both numbers can be found on the white label on the underside of the charger. Also on the underside are three screws and a retractable power plug.
Sold at: Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery charger and contact Sakar International Inc. for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sakar International Inc. toll free at (877) 397-8200 at any time or visit the firms website at www.sakar.com/recall
Article source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12153.html