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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.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Sharper Image USB wall chargers
Hazard:
The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:  Atomi; Phone (800) 790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected].

Recall Details

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

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