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Lifeguard Press to recall 25,000 plus cell phone chargers that may overheat, pose shock hazard

Recall iPhone chargers 435x377 Lifeguard Press to recall 25,000 plus cell phone chargers that may overheat, pose shock hazardThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Lifeguard Press has issued a recall of about 25,400 units of iPhone, iPod and iPad charging kits. There have been multiple reports of these wall chargers overheating and emitting smoke from the wall. Also the prongs of the plug can remain stuck in the electrical outlet and pose a threat of electrical shock.

There are a total of seven different models of this charging kit with universal serial bus (USB) connectors that are being recalled. The recalled USB connectors are used to recharge Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. They were being sold under the Band. Do., Lily Pulitzer and Jonathan Adler brand names. Each kit contains a wall charger, a 12- to 24-volt car charger, a 30-pin USB cord and a Lightning port adapter. Jonathan Adler wall chargers came in multicolor and blue and white patterns. Lilly Pulitzer wall chargers came in multicolor floral patterns.

Lifeguard Press has received a total of 12 incident reports, six in which the wall chargers emitted smoke and sparked and six more in which the prongs detached from the plug. No injuries have been reported.

These kits were sold at Dillard’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Nordstrom’s and independent boutiques nationwide from February 2014 to June 2014 for between $25 and $30. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the USB wall charger 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 www.lifeguardpress.com and click on Press at the bottom of the page for more information.

Source: CPSC