Charging kits recalled due to fire, shock hazards - WRBL

Charging kits recalled due to fire, shock hazards

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Lifeguard Press is recalling about 25,400 charging kits because of fire and shock hazards. The company has received six reports of the wall chargers emitting smoke and sparking and six reports of prongs detaching from the plug. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are advised to stop using this product and contact Lifeguard Press to return the charging kit for a full refund.  Consumers can contact Lifeguard Press at (800) 992-3006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.lifeguardpress.com and click on Press at the bottom of the page for more information.

This recall involves 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. The wall chargers are plastic cubes about 1 ¼ inches long, 1 inch wide and ½ inch tall with two metal prongs for plugging into an electrical outlet on one end and a USB port on the opposite end. Ban.do wall chargers came in the colors yellow and black and white stripe. Jonathan Adler wall chargers came in multicolor and blue and white patterns. Lilly Pulitzer wall chargers came in multicolor floral patterns. Click here to view the list of charging kits being recalled: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lifeguard-Press-Recalls-Charging-Kits/

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.  

The chargers were sold at  Dillard’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Nordstrom’s and independent boutiques nationwide from February 2014 to June 2014 for between $25 and $30.

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