USB charger recall issued due to possible fire hazard

Recall USB charger 288x210 USB charger recall issued due to possible fire hazardTectron International, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a USB charger recall. The USB charger may overheat while in use, posing the risk of a fire. There have been two incidents reported in which the affected USB chargers overheated and melted, but no fires, injuries or property damage have been reported at this time.

The USB charger recall affects about 55,000 units distributed as part of school fund-raising events from July 2014 to August 2014. The USB chargers were sold for about $3.50 each through distributors AGI Fundraising, The Chip Shoppe, CPK Inc. Evergreen Fundraising, Great American Opportunities and Paragon Promotions. The chargers were manufactured in China.

The 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. The 10-foot white cord has a USB plug on one end. The other end has 3 plugs: 30-pin plug for the iPad First Generation and iPhone 4S and earlier models; Lightning plug for the iPhone5 and later models and the iPad 2 and later models; and mini USB plug.

The cable comes in a transparent sealed pouch. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch.

Consumers are advised to discontinue using the recalled USB charger and contact Tectron International immediately to obtain instructions for returning the product for a full refund. Call toll-free at 844-582-3152 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to obtain information about a refund. Tectron can also be reached online at; click on “Recall” for more information.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

Source: CPSC