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Recalls this week: power adaptors, knives

By From page B12 | July 13, 2014

More than 30,000 power adaptors for cellphones have been recalled because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. Other recalled items include charging kits that pose a fire hazard.

Here’s a more detailed look:

POWER ADAPTOR/CHARGER

DETAILS: Adaptor/chargers used to charge cellphones and other electronic products and have model number ADCP3-1000 imprinted on the plug side. Recalled chargers come in five colors: black, blue, green, red and white. The recalled adaptors/chargers were distributed free as a promotional giveaway at trade shows nationwide from October 2013 to April.

WHY: The adaptors can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: One report of a consumer who was burned on the hand.

HOW MANY: About 31,000.

FOR MORE: Call Gemini at 877-230- 4986 or visit www.geminimanufacturing.net and click on the “Safety Notice” link for more information.

CHARGING KITS

DETAILS: Seven models of charging kits with universal serial bus (USB) connectors that are used to recharge Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. The recalled kits were sold under the Ban.do, Jonathan Adler and Lilly Pulitzer brand names and contained a wall charger, a 12 to 24-volt car charger, a 30-pin USB cord and a Lightning port adapter. Brand names are on the top front of the packaging and on the Lightning port adapters. Model names are on the bottom front of the packaging. Item numbers are on the back of the package in the bottom right corner. They were sold from February to June. Model name and item number details can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lifeguard-Press-Recalls-Charging-Kits/

WHY: The wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The prongs on the charger can detach and remain in the electrical outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of the wall chargers emitting smoke and sparking and six reports of prongs detaching from the plug. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 25,400.

FOR MORE: Call Lifeguard Press at 800-992-3006 or visit www.lifeguardpress.com and click on “Press” at the bottom of the page for more information.

KNIFE AND SHEATH SET

DETAILS: MTech USA Karambit Neck Knife and Sheath. The half-moon shaped knife measures 7 inches in length and was sold in an urban camo print. “MTech USA” is laser printed on the blade. Model number MT-664UC-SO is marked on the back of the knife. The knife fits into an unmarked molded black sheath that is about 4.5 inches in length. The sheath has a snap clip on the back and also comes with a beaded lanyard chain. Replacement sheaths have “MTech USA” laser printed on the back. They were sold from March through May.

WHY: The sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to fall out of the sheath unexpectedly. This poses a risk of laceration to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,000.

FOR MORE: Call Master Cutlery Inc. at 888-271-7229 or visit www.mastercutlery.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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