Southern Telecom, the fiber optic telecommunications subsidiary of Southern Company, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is now recalling approximately 21,000 A/C adaptors (also known as chargers) that were included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets due to the risk of overheating, posing a fire hazard to its consumers.
The recalled two-pronged charger/adaptor was included with the Polaroid PMID709 seven-inch Internet tablet (also known as the PMID709KB). One end is dedicated to plugging into an outlet while a wire leading to a single plug is for the tablet. Near the plug prongs, a label on the bottom of the casing has “Polaroid Power Adaptor” printed on it with the model number SX-30017-D.
Thus far, 10 reports have been received by Southern Telecom regarding the overheating of the adaptor, but no injuries or property damage has resulted.
Manufactured in China, the tablet and recalled charger were sold exclusively at Big Lots for $90 in July 2013.
If you have identified your Polaroid tablet’s charger/adaptor as recalled, Southern Telecom and CPSC ask that you that discontinue use of the adaptor and contact Southern Telecom for a replacement adaptor at no cost.
Southern Telecom can be reached toll-free at 866-450-4493 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.southerntelecom.com and go to Product Support and click on “PMID709 A/C Adaptor Exchange Program” for more information.