Atomi, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 80,000 Sharper Image USB wall chargers. While no injuries have been reported to date, there have been 13 reports of the chargers smoking, producing strange smells, and overheating, which could potentially lead to burn and fire hazards for consumers.
USB wall chargers are used to recharge various electronic devices through a USB connection, including MP3 players and other USB-compatable devices. The recalled black plastic wall chargers will have either model number “TSI202” or “TSI260” printed on the bottom of the charger and “The Sharper Image” printed on the top, measuring at about 2 ½ inches high by 1 ½ inches wide.
From October 2011 through September 2012, the chargers were sold for $8 to $13 at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning and TJ Maxx stores, as well as certain online stores.
If you currently own any of the recalled Sharper Image USB chargers, Atomi and CPSC urge you to immediately cease use of your wall charger and contact Atomi at (800) 790-1440, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on returning your chargers for a full refund.